Accurate drawings of various species of crickets, grasshoppers and katydid.All illustrations are hand drawn and expertly rendered. In the gallery is the Greater Angle Wing Katydid, Eastern Lubber Grasshopper, Jerusalem Cricket,Horse Lubber Grasshopper and Red-Legged Grasshopper. All illustrations are available in both line art and full color. High quality prints made on acid-free archival paper are available of all drawings in the gallery. If you do not see the cricket and grasshopper you're looking for please contact the artist to make a suggestion. Custom illustrations of specific insects can be ordered as well. For more information and pricing please call 1 (800) 913-7906 or send an to the artist.
The wildlife drawings are also available for stock art illustration.
Grasshoppers and crickets are common enough to where they're often overlooked by most people, and certainly neglected in the realm of illustration. Even in my catalog of images, I'm sad to say I've only completed one of each over the many years of illustration. But that is the problem with the countless millions of identified animals on the planet - with so many engaging and compelling subjects such as tigers, songsbirds, wolves and butterflies the common and everyday animals tend to get pushed into the background. But I do have hopes to add more of these insects here shortly, it's just a matter of deciding what species. If you'd like to make a suggestion or would like information on getting a custom illustration done please send the artist an email.
Grasshoppers are insects, and are members of the order of Orthoptera. They are closely related to crickets and locusts. Grasshoppers can walk, hop or fly, which makes them extremely adaptable to their environment and they can move as suits them. Like other insects, they have a three-part body comprised of the head, thorax and abdomen. They have six legs which are jointed, two sets of wings and a pair of antennae. They are herbivores, eating only plants. This can result in damages to crops (though not nearly that approaching the damage inflicted by the grasshopper's relative the locust) but only in areas receiving little annual rain (10-30 inches) There are about 11,000 species of grasshoppers that have been indentified and 548 in the United States alone (many of the species occur in the lush tropical rainforests.) Grasshoppers begin life as eggs, then after hatching they develop into nymphs and remain this way for several weeks, finally becoming full grown adults.
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