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Acrididae

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The Acrididae[1] are the predominant family of grasshoppers, comprising some 10,000 of the 11,000 species of the entire suborder Caelifera. The Acrididae are best known because all locusts (swarming grasshoppers) are of the Acrididae. The subfamily Oedipodinae is sometimes classified as a distinct family Oedipodidae in the superfamily Acridoidea. Acrididae grasshoppers are characterized by relatively short and stout antennae, and tympana on the side of the first abdominal segment.

Subfamilies and selected genera

The Orthoptera Species File lists the following (genera complete in subfamilies marked §):

Acridinae

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Auth.: MacLeay, 1821 – worldwide: temperate and tropical

Subfamilies C

Subfamilies E

Gomphocerinae

Auth.: Fieber, 1853 - worldwide

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Habrocneminae

Auth.: Yin, 1982 - Indo-China §

Hemiacridinae

Auth.: Dirsh, 1956 - Africa, Asia

Leptysminae

Auth.: Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1893 – central and south America

Subfamilies M

Subfamilies O

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Adult female (left) and male Oxya yezoensis (Oxyinae: Oxyini)

Pauliniinae

Auth.: Hebard, 1923 - south America §

Pezotettiginae

Auth.: Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1893 §

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Pezotettix giornae (Pezotettiginae)

Proctolabinae

Auth.: Amédégnato, 1974 - central & south America

Rhytidochrotinae

Auth.: Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1893 - Panama to Brazil

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Rhytidochrota risaraldae

Spathosterninae

Auth.: Rehn, 1957 §

Teratodinae

Auth.: Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1893 - Africa & SW Asia §

Tropidopolinae

Auth.: Jacobson, 1905 - Africa, S Europe, Asia

Tribe and Genera not placed

References

  1. ^ MacLeay WS (1821) Horae Entomologicae or Essays on the Annulose Animals 2

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Acrididae: Brief Summary

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The Acrididae are the predominant family of grasshoppers, comprising some 10,000 of the 11,000 species of the entire suborder Caelifera. The Acrididae are best known because all locusts (swarming grasshoppers) are of the Acrididae. The subfamily Oedipodinae is sometimes classified as a distinct family Oedipodidae in the superfamily Acridoidea. Acrididae grasshoppers are characterized by relatively short and stout antennae, and tympana on the side of the first abdominal segment.

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