Images of Arthropods A great selection Arthropod Images
Introduction to the Arthropoda By nearly any measure, the most successful animals on the planet are the arthropods. They have conquered land, sea and air, and make up over three-fourths of all currently known living and fossil organisms
abdomen - the segmented tail area of a grasshopper, which contains the heart, reproductive organs, and most of the digestive system
antennae - like all insects, grasshoppers have 2 segmented antennae that sense touch and odors
compound eye - grasshoppers have 2 faceted eyes made up of many hexagonal lenses
head - the head is at the front end of the grasshopper's body and is the location of the brain, the two compound eyes, the mouth parts, and the points of attachment of its two antennae.
jumping legs -the long, hindmost pair of the grasshopper's six legs
mandibles - the jaws, located near the tip of the head, by the palps; the jaws crush the food
palps - long, segmented mouth parts (under the jaws) that grasp the food
spiracles - a series of holes located along both sides of the abdomen; they are used for breathing
thorax - the middle area of the grasshopper's body - where the legs and wings are attached
walking legs - the four, short front legs that are used for walking
wings - grasshoppers have two long wings, used for flying.