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One of my teachers in Science says that the grasshopper's real adaptation is its hind and strong legs, and my other teacher says that the grasshopper's green coloring is its adaptation. Which do you think is the grasshopper's adaptation to protect itself from predators?
Question Date: 2013-02-10
Answer 1:

That's a great question. I would argue that both of your teachers are correct! Grasshoppers are preyed upon by birds, some spiders, lizards, and rodents. They're coloring helps them blend in, so they are less likely to be spotted by predators. But, if an animal does spot a grasshopper, its ability to jump can help it escape becoming a meal. Many organisms have multiple adaptations to avoid being eaten.

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