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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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Biology and ecological studies on Orthopteran fauna of Himachal Pradesh.
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.
multiplicata fed on beetles, orthopterans, ants, spiders, and termites (comprising 93.
Developmental hosts include the orthopterans 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).
However, a role for PDH in control of circadian rhythmicity, proposed on the basis of the morphology of the immunoreactive neurons in the brain of orthopterans (Homberg et al.
Studies on Orthopterans have shown that the likelihood of attracting a female is typically proportional to call duration (for references, see Table 1).
Cutting of the vegetation triggers a marked change in its nutritional value (Smith and Capinera 2005) and microclimatic conditions (Stebaev and Nikitina 1976), affecting the habitat potential for orthopterans.
The identification of the arthropods was performed with keys as those of [23, 25] for Coleopterans and [6] for identifying Orthopterans.
marmorata consumed isopterans most often (65 and 78%, respectively), followed by homopterans (33 and 22%), coleopterans (30 and 56%), orthopterans (27 and 33%), and arachnids (20 and 44%).