Why do the spies compare themselves to grasshoppers Bamidbor 13 (33)
we saw the Nephilim there—the Anakites are part of the Nephilim—and we looked like grasshoppers to ourselves, and so we must have looked to them.”
and why does Isaiah compare humans to grasshoppers 40(22)?
It is He who is enthroned above the vault of the earth, So that its inhabitants seem as grasshoppers; Who spread out the skies like gauze, Stretched them out like a tent to dwell in.
Proverbs 6 (6) certainly knew about ants which are smaller.
Lazybones, go to the ant; Study its ways and learn.
What's special about grasshoppers?