So, i was looking over my hops plant and I see some small green insects, jumping off the plant, when i was near it. I got closer and to my surprise I see a bunch, in a small group, just on top of the soil. I brushed the top layer of soil away and noticed a bunch more. All in all, I think I killed about 40-50, finger nail-sized, green grasshoppers coming out of only one plant. All my other plants are being stripped of their leaves. I'll try and get a pic.
Did I stumble across their hatching site?
How far under the soil do they hatch?
How, and has anyone dealt with these guys/ this many?