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Grasshoppers and Crickets (Order Orthoptera)

The Orthoptera probably arose during the middle of the Carboniferous period. Most living members of this order are terrestrial herbivores with modified hind legs that are adapted for jumping. Slender, thickened front wings fold back over the abdomen to protect membranous, fan-shaped hind wings. Many species have the ability to make... more


Katydids (Family Tettigoniidae)

Great Green Bush-cricket (Tettigonia viridissima)

The entire body and limbs are a grass green color. A brown stripe runs down over the top of the head, thorax and wings in the closed position. There is a pair of white bands running down either side of the...  more

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Speckled Bush-cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima)

Speckled Bush Crickets are small to medium sized bush crickets. Adults are predominately green in color with a dark brown stripe running along their dorsal surface and brown speckles covering most of their body...  more



Grouse Locusts and Pygmy Grasshoppers (Family Tetrigidae)

Slender Groundhopper (Tetrix subulata)

Like the Common Groundhopper, Tetrix undulata, this species is very variable as regards it color patterning. Typically, it is overall a light grey, sandy, dirty greenish or some shades of brown to almost black, often with...  more



Locusts & Grasshoppers (Family Acrididae)

Common Field Grasshopper (Chorthippus brunneus)

This is probably the most frequently seen grasshopper; it is fairly large and occurs in a very wide range of colors, including green, brown and purple, usually with a variable amount of black, brown or grey...  more




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