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orthoptera

(Science: zoology) An order of mandibulate insects including grasshoppers, locusts, cockroaches, etc.

The anterior wings are usually thickened and protect the posterior wings, which are larger and fold longitudinally like a fan. The Orthoptera undergo no metamorphosis.

Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Straight _ feather, wing.


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Animal Name Game!

Is it orthoptera? Is it Dictioptera?

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by sachin
Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:02 am
 
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Insect from Costa Rica

... It is defninatly a katydid. Don't know about any Orthoptera forums, but good luck! Oh here's a good site. http://140.247.119.145/CR_album/orthops/index.html

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by February Beetle
Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:02 pm
 
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Topic: Insect from Costa Rica
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Dictyophorus spumans?

http://www.museums.org.za/bio/insects/orthoptera/

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by Darby
Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:00 pm
 
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Topic: Dictyophorus spumans?
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Dictyophorus spumans?

... I made this photo at Cape of Good Hope in South Africa last year. If you cannot confirm my belief, can you name me a forum about Orthoptera ? Thanks a lot, Xaver...

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by Xaver
Fri Jun 02, 2006 5:34 pm
 
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Topic: Dictyophorus spumans?
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Insect from Costa Rica

What I quote from Wikipedia is just like this: Ensifera is a suborder of the order Orthoptera, comprising insects commonly known as crickets, katydids and Long-horned Grasshoppers. Ensifer means 'sword bearer' in latin, and refers to the typically elongated and blade-like ...

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by victor
Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:53 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Insect from Costa Rica
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