Greenhouse (lat. Tachycines asynamorus) one of the secondary wingless insects that belongs to the family of cave grasshoppers. It is considered a synatropy appearance and is widely used outside the natural environment.
In terms of its size, this insect is not the largest, but it is also problematic to call it small. The length of the body can be different, but it does not exceed 20 millimeters. Outwardly, they are still more like spiders than grasshoppers. This is due to long hind limbs, thanks to which these insects jump up to 50 centimeters and one and a half meters in length. Given the size, such physical abilities seem simply incredible. It was because of this feature that insects were considered to the grasshoppers, because they, as a species, have distinctive properties, are just long antennae, which are longer than the individual itself.
The body of the greenhouse grasshoppers is covered with wool, although usually the rest of the family of the family is not observed. Their color can be brown or gray, but regardless of color, black spots of various sizes and shapes are located around the same insect.
Lifestyle and behavior
The activity of this insect falls on the dark or night time of the day. In the daytime, they try to hide in shelters because they are not able to endure the sun’s rays. They mainly hide in shrubs, under the fallen trees or under the foliage fallen from them. Also, this species can often live in underground dwellings of other animals.
Where it lives
The birthplace of the greenhouse of the grasshopper is the territory of East Asia, according to scientists, they were first seen in China. This species spread throughout the world, and this was facilitated by the rapid development of plant trading, among which the insect lived. Since representatives of this family try to choose a warm and tropical environment as a place of residence, they are found mainly near greenhouses or greenhouses, which is why the view received its name.
Often these animals can be found under the bathroom, in sewage or basement, since it is there that it is easiest to develop and leave offspring with cave grasshoppers. He tries to choose a territory with a soft climate as a habitat, since he is not able to transfer a very hot or too wet spine. Some individuals were met on the territory of Belarus, Eurasia, Ukraine and even North America, but these are only isolated cases and fullfledged populations in these regions do not live.
In their diet, representatives of this species are not particularly selective and can eat completely different organics, even small insects, for example, lice or aphids. Usually small shoots of plants, grass and seeds are eaten, which is why agricultural lands often suffer. The hunting period falls out at night.
Unlike most other grasshoppers, the mating of precisely greenhouses is a specific and unusual process by the standards of the family, since individuals who belong to this species are simply not able to make any sounds. They try to attract the attention of females with the help of swinging movements and other actions that can be seen. They can jump, compete in the length of this very jump and simply fight to show their strength, as well as superiority over other males.
Females are usually laid in the ground, digging a special pit with a depth of about 15 millimeters for masonry. During the night, the mother is able to lay down to hundreds of eggs, and in one clutch at the end of the propagation period, the number of eggs can reach thousands. The size of one such egg is about 2-3 millimeters in length and one wide.
Immediately after all the eggs are finally laid out and the reproduction season ends, the female burns out the hole, hiding her from someone else’s gaze. Larvae are born after four to five months. Before an adult, individuals have been developing for a long time and in this period of time they are fed up to ten times. They get rid of old skin thanks to long hind legs, and then eat their skin and after two hours they completely change the color.