Spot ID Characters for the Order

ORTHOPTERA


Key Characters:

  • Filiform antennae
  • Hind legs modified for jumping
  • Front wings thickened and parallel-sided (tegmina)
  • Common Families:

    Shorthorned Grasshoppers (suborder Zygoptera)
  • Acrididae -- Grasshoppers
  • Tetrigidae -- Pygmy grasshoppers
  • Longhorned Grasshoppers (suborder Anisoptera)
  • Tettigoniidae -- Katydids
  • Crickets
  • Gryllidae -- House, field, and tree crickets
  • Gryllotalpidae -- Mole crickets
  • Gryllacrididae -- Cave and camel crickets




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    Last Updated:   11 November 2007
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    John R. Meyer
    Department of Entomology
    NC State University