Some Orthoptera are among the most destructive of insects, while others are most revered for their songs. This Order of insects include grasshoppers, locusts, crickets, and katydids.
With few visible flowering plants in tropical rainforests, insect have been named the flowers of the jungle. This brightly colored grasshopper lives up to that reputation. With ears on the sides of its abdomen, these hoppers are distinguishable from crickets and katydids by the short stubby antennae. Locust relatives have and continue to effect man when they swarm in the millions during their migratory rampages, consuming everything in their path.