What do grasshoppers spit?


It was often thought that it was chewed tobacco (or other food, grass, etc.), because they were found as pests in tobacco plantations. However, it is merely a chemical produced as a defense mechanism.
Q&A Related to "What do grasshoppers spit?"
The brown liquid that a grasshopper spits out is a smelly defense mechanism
It's a defense mechanism with a very bitter taste, to deter predators. Ask us anything, 24/7!
It's a defense mechanism. If it ever gets swallowed, whatever swallows it is more than likely going to spit it out.
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