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. Live grasshoppers, katydids & crickets photographed at North American locations.
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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 nigropleurum11/16/2013
Bush Katydid - Scudderia sp.11/16/2013
Carolina Grasshopper - Dissosteira carolina11/16/2013
Crackling Forest Grasshopper - Trimerotropis verraculata11/16/2013
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids Index11/16/2013
Differential Grasshopper - Melanoplus differentialis11/16/2013
Grasshopper Nymphs - Melanoplus spp.11/16/2013
Hooded Grouse Locust - Paratettix cucullatus11/16/2013
Northern Green-striped Grasshopper - Chortophaga viridifasciata11/16/2013
Order Orthoptera - Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids11/16/2013
Pygmy Grasshopper - Tetrix arenosa11/16/2013
Say's Trig Cricket - Anaxipha exigua11/16/2013
Straight-lanced Meadow Katydid - Conocephalus strictus11/16/2013
Striped Ground Cricket - Allonemobius fasciatus11/16/2013
Tree Encyclopedia11/16/2013
Two-Spotted Tree Cricket - Neoxabea bipunctata11/16/2013
Two-Striped Grasshopper - Melanoplus bivittatus11/16/2013
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Order Orthoptera - Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
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.
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