orthopteran


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orthopteran

(ôr-thŏp′tər-ən)
n.
Any of numerous insects of the order Orthoptera, having mouthparts that are adapted for chewing, usually two pairs of wings with thickened front wings and folded hind wings, and often enlarged hind legs. Orthopterans include the grasshoppers, crickets, and katydids.

or·thop′ter·an, or·thop′ter·ous adj.
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tesselata, with isopterans consumed most often (71%), followed by orthopterans (43%), homopterans (33%), coleopterans (24%), and arachnids (24%).
orthopterans have mandibulate mouthparts and single segmented cerci.
Developmental hosts include the orthopterans Stenopelmatus spp.
Orthopterans (Caelifera), lepidopterans (larvae), and odonats (Zygoptera) were the prey with the highest frequency of occurrence among nests (Table 1).
Particularly attractive are photographs of alive jumping spiders, orthopterans and some other insects, although all other colour illustrations are also of exceptional quality and leave an impression of an 'old-style' (in a perfectly positive sense) atlas or a carefully prepared field guide.
All cases of catching thrips (n = 34) and caterpillars (n = 29) were successful in comparison to 95% of homopterans (n = 41) and 82% of orthopterans (n = 39).
The groups most consumed by this amphibian are termites, beetles, orthopterans, ants, and spiders (Dimmitt & Rubial 1980; Punzo 1991; Degenhardt et al.
Such locations may facilitate the search for small reptiles and arachnids, as well as large orthopterans.
Dickcissels made ~10% fewer feeding visits, brought proportionately fewer orthopterans (2008), and nestlings received ~14% less biomass when observers were present.
territory defense in orthopterans (Greenfield & Minckley 1992), frogs (Bee et al.
Major prey species included beetles (26 - 38%), orthopterans (24 - 25%), termites (9 - 12%), lepidopteran larvae (9 - 11%) and spiders (8 - 11%).