Taxon profile


grasshoppers, crickets and katydids
Orthoptera Latreille, 1793

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  superorder Archaeorthoptera

Temporal range:Carboniferous - recent


Functions restricted to taxon Orthoptera

Important groups

Caelifera - short-horned grasshoppers, Ensifera - long-horned grasshoppers

Included taxa

Number of records: 2

suborder Ensifera Chopard, 1920 - long-horned grasshoppers

Ensifera - long-horned grasshoppers

suborder Caelifera Ander, 1936 - short-horned grasshoppers

Caelifera - short-horned grasshoppers

Links and literature

Data source info

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea []
Heller, Dr Klaus-Gerhard (ed.). 2006. Orthoptera. Fauna Europaea version 1.1,
[Data retrieved on: 22 September 2006]

Eades D.C., Otte D., Naskrecki P.: Orthoptera Species File Online []

Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Flann C., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., eds: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: Annual Checklist []
Valid names and synonyms from Catalogue of Life Annual Checklist 2007 provided by Orthoptera Species File
[Data retrieved on: 23 June 2007]

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