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 .
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Classification and nomenclature of species were based on the Orthoptera Species File (OSF) Online Version 5.0/5.0 (Cigliano et al.
Caracterizacao das especies de Gryllotalpidae (Orthoptera, Ensifera) do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, com algumas observacoes biologicas e sonograficas.
During summer, the frequency occurrence of beetles was highest (19.1%), followed by termites (10.6%), ants (6.4%), and cockroaches, orthoptera and wasps constituted 4.3% each.
Biodiversity of insect-parasitic nematodes in soil pest insect (Orthoptera, Gryllidae and Gryllotalpidae) in wheat fields of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
There are differences in the life cycles of different species of Orthoptera from one station to another and from one year to another depending on environmental factors such as temperature, rainfall, the moisture content of the soil, vegetation and the degree of human activity [6].
Distribution of Tettigoniinae (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae) bush-crickets in Turkey: the importance of the Anatolian Taurus Mountains in biodiversity and implications for conservation.
Diptera (27.65%) Hemiptera (27.58%) Coleoptera (18.21%) Hymenoptera (7.36%) and Orthoptera (5.82%) formed about 80% of the arthropods in this agro-ecosystem.
Adis JA, Bustorf E, Lhano M, Amedegnato C, Nunes AL (2007) Distribution of Cornops grasshoppers (Leptysminae: Acrididae: Orthoptera) in Latin America and the Caribbean Islands.