Orthoptera(redirected from orthopterous)
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A large order of hemimetabolous insects that includes the locusts, grasshoppers, mantids, walking sticks, and related forms.
[ortho- + G. pteron, a wing]
Orthopteraan 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 .
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.