Order – Orthoptera Family – Acrididae

Order – Orthoptera Family – Acrididae


Synonyms: Saltatoria, Saltatoptera

Etymology: Ortno – straight; ptera-wings.

Common names: Grasshoppers, Locust, Katydid, Cricket, Mole cricket Characters


  • This order is sub divided into two suborders, viz., Caelifera and Ensifera.

  • Sound production is alary type.
  • A thick region on the hind margin of the forewing (scraper) is rubbed against a row of teeth on the stridulatory vein (file) present on the ventral side of another forewing which throws the resonant area on the wing (mirrors) into vibrations to produce sound.


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