Order – Orthoptera Family – Acrididae

Order – Orthoptera Family – Acrididae Orthoptera

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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