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Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Geradeflügler
• English: orthopterans
• Español: ortópteros
• Français: orthoptères
Female Cataloipus cymbiferus photographed in Senegal.
Author: Wim Mullié
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Orthoptera (locusts, grasshoppers, crickets, etc.)

The insects belonging to this order are characterized by strong hind legs (adapted for jumping) and by mandibulate mouthparts. Females often have a well developed ovipositor and stridulatory organs are frequently present. The wings can be absent in some species. The nymphal stages go through a slight metamorphosis. Typically, orthopterans are medium sized to large plant-feeding insects and include many plant pests.

For more details see the respective page in Wikipedia.

This page refers to plant pests only, for other groups of Orthoptera see:

The following families of Orthoptera (plant pests) are included in the system: