leaf-rolling grasshopper


leaf-rolling grasshopper

insect
also called  wingless cricket 

      any of a group of insects in the family Gryllacrididae (order Orthoptera) that are wingless or nearly wingless, have long cerci and antennae, and appear somewhat humpbacked. The California leaf roller (Camptonotus carolinensis), about 15 mm (0.5 inch) long, is active at night, as are other members of this family. The leaf-rolling grasshopper spends the day in a leaf that it rolls and ties with silk; at night the insect emerges and feeds on aphids. It has no sound-producing or hearing organs.

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