Orthoptera Index

Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids – Order Orthoptera

The first fossil records of the order appear in the upper Carboniferous, or Pennsylvanian era, 310 – 290 million years ago.

There are more than 20,000 species in the order Orthoptera. These diverse insects are found worldwide, although their numbers are concentrated in the tropics. They vary in size from less than 5mm to monster-big grasshoppers over 4 inches long with 10-inch wingspans.

Black-sided Meadow Katydid – Conocephalus nigropleurum

Bush Katydid – Scudderia sp.

Carolina Grasshopper – Dissosteira carolina

Crackling Forest Grasshopper – Trimerotropis verraculata

Differential Grasshopper – Melanoplus differentialis

Grasshopper Nymphs – Melanoplus sp.

Hooded Grouse Locust – Paratettix cucullatus

Northern Green-striped Grasshopper – Chortophaga viridifasciata

Order Orthoptera – Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids

Pygmy Grasshopper – Tetrix arenosa

Say’s Trig Cricket – Anaxipha exigua

Straight-lanced Meadow Katydid – Conocephalus strictus

Striped Ground Cricket – Allonemobius fasciatus

Two-Spotted Tree Cricket – Neoxabea bipunctata

Two-Striped Grasshopper – Melanoplus bivittatus

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