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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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Hexamermis cochlearius, a parasite found in orthopterans, can be distinguished by having spicules slightly curved with a concavity in the internal face of the tip forming a receptaculum.
Remarks.--This species is among the more common species of orthopterans attracted to light.
Orthopterans (13.3%), butterflies and moths (12.1%), and spiders and harvestmen (6.1%) were less dominant but more abundant than in camera recordings.
As the bush cricket Metrioptera roeselii (Hagenbach, 1822) is characterized by wing dimorphism and a higher frequency of long-winged individuals in dry-hot environmental conditions, this orthopteran classifies as an ideal candidate for climate studies (Marshall and Haes, 1988; Gardiner, 2009).
orthopterans have mandibulate mouthparts and single segmented cerci.
Second combination was of fodder and wheat in MCZ supporting a number of Odonata, Coleoptera and Diptera, The wheat crop, wherever present, supported similar diversity of Orthopteran and Lepidopteran species.
My numerous observations of orthopterans and homopterans jumping for several minutes with a spider on their backs before they became paralyzed, support this assumption.
The groups most consumed by this amphibian are termites, beetles, orthopterans, ants, and spiders (Dimmitt & Rubial 1980; Punzo 1991; Degenhardt et al.
The North American developmental hosts for this species include various Acrididae (Ward and Whipple, 1918), Odonata (Cappucci, 1977), the orthopterans, Stenopelmatus fuscus Brunner (Cappucci, 1977), Stenopelmatus spp.
The largest group of edible insects is comprised of Coleopterans (443 species), which is followed by Himenopterans (307 species), Orthopterans (235 species), and Lepidopterans (228 species).
In my study population and elsewhere, flower buds, open flowers, and developing fruits and seeds are quite often partially or totally consumed by both invertebrate (larvae of several lepidopteran species in the families Noctuidae and Geometridae, and adult orthopterans) and vertebrate (mainly deer) herbivores (Sanchez-Lafuente et al.
And a few entomologists collect crickets, gas them, and mount them with pins in neat lines with other insects, just orthopterans of the suborder Ensifera, a title rather lacking in dignity.