Orthoptera


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Or·thop·ter·a

(ōr-thop'tĕr-ă),
A large order of hemimetabolous insects that includes the locusts, grasshoppers, mantids, walking sticks, and related forms.
[ortho- + G. pteron, a wing]
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Fig. 238 Orthoptera . General structure.

Orthoptera

an order of the EXOPTERYGOTA, containing grasshoppers, locusts, stick insects and (in some classifications) cockroaches. Most are good runners or jumpers and some have lost the power of flight. Most forms possess biting and chewing mouthparts, and have hardened forewings which are used in creating sounds by movement against the hind leg (STRIDULATION). See Fig. 238 .

Orthoptera

an order of insects of little direct importance to veterinary science except that some act as the intermediate host for some worms. Includes grasshoppers, crickets, cockroaches.
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Insects in the order Orthoptera are characterized by having long hind legs modified for jumping.
It's related to the domestic fungi we're currently testing but is specific to Orthoptera.
1% Site Type Thysanoptera Orthoptera Isoptera BT Pond W 8 1 Baygall W W W Pond W W W Pond Upland U 1D U 2 U 1 Stream 1C W W 2 W Upland 1C-4 U U U 1 1 Upland SE U 1 U Village Creek W W 2 W 1 T1 U 1 1 W Totals 12 9 1 Prop.
The similarity of the new genus with the Triassic Xenopteridae is an additional support for the hypothesis about the Late Permian beginning of the Mesozoic stage in the evolution of Orthoptera, which was made on the base of some previous finds of Triassic groups of Polyneoptera below the P/T boundary (Gorochov 2007).
Coleoptera represented the majority, followed by Collembola, Hymenoptera, Diptera, Hemiptera, Lepidoptera, and Orthoptera.
Adicionalmente, los Coleoptera y Orthoptera fueron mas abundantes en los contenidos estomacales que en las parcelas debido a que no se instalaron trampas en lugares de dificil acceso (taludes), donde la presencia de hierbas y pastos albergan una gran abundancia de ejemplares de estos Ordenes taxonomicos.
However, some variation in mitochondrial gene order has been detected within certain insect groups such, as Orthoptera, Hemiptera, Lepidoptera and Hymenoptera.
Partage des ressources et specialisation trophique chez les acridiens (Insecta : Orthoptera : Acridomorpha) non-graminivores dans une savane preforestiere (Lamto, Cote d'lvoire).
4 prey/web: Lepidoptera (41 %), Diptera (24%), Homoptera (15%), Coleoptera (6%), Hymenoptera (3%), Orthoptera (3%), Araneae (3%) and unidentified prey (5%) (Table 1).
Similarly in Congo (Brazzaville), it was reported that grasshoppers and other Orthoptera are also sold in the markets, allowing people from rural areas to use these insects as a "cash crop" [18].
COMMON NAME ORDER DESCRIPTION Spiders Araneae Eight legs, no wings Beetles Coleoptera Hard elytra Springtails Collembola Minute & wingless Earwigs Dermaptera "Pincer"-like cerci Flies, gnats, Diptera Only order with two wings mosquitoes Leafhoppers, Hemiptera Wings half hard, half planthoppers membranous Aphids Homoptera Small, with cornicles Wasps (many small Hymenoptera Usually with a constricted parasitoids), "waist" bees, ants Moths, Lepidoptera Scale-covered wings butterflies Lacewings Neuroptera Clear, vein-filled wings Harvestmen Opiliones Like spiders, often called "daddy longlegs" Crickets, Orthoptera Long hind legs for jumping grasshoppers, katydids