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Grasshoppers and Crickets
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Grasshoppers and Crickets

These insects provide summer background music using body parts as instruments. Individual species play distinctive songs, which you can use to identify them even if you can’t see them.

They belong to the same order, Orthoptera — along with locusts and katydids — but differ in physical features and behavior.

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