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 nigropleurum12/16/2014
Bush Katydid - Scudderia sp.12/16/2014
Carolina Grasshopper - Dissosteira carolina12/16/2014
Crackling Forest Grasshopper - Trimerotropis verraculata12/16/2014
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids Index12/16/2014
Differential Grasshopper - Melanoplus differentialis12/16/2014
Grasshopper Nymphs - Melanoplus spp.12/16/2014
Hooded Grouse Locust - Paratettix cucullatus12/16/2014
Northern Green-striped Grasshopper - Chortophaga viridifasciata12/16/2014
Order Orthoptera - Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids12/16/2014
Pygmy Grasshopper - Tetrix arenosa12/16/2014
Say's Trig Cricket - Anaxipha exigua12/16/2014
Straight-lanced Meadow Katydid - Conocephalus strictus12/16/2014
Striped Ground Cricket - Allonemobius fasciatus12/16/2014
Tree Encyclopedia12/16/2014
Two-Spotted Tree Cricket - Neoxabea bipunctata12/16/2014
Two-Striped Grasshopper - Melanoplus bivittatus12/16/2014
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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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