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Assimilation of Rubidium by Melanoplus Grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae)

Molecular Phylogeny of Melanopline Grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae): the Genus Melanoplus

Developmental Time of Melanoplus sanguinipes (Orthoptera: Acrididae) at High Latitudes

Host Preferences and Habitat Associations of Some Florida Grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae)

Morphometric Variation Affecting Sexual Size Dimorphism in Neopedies brunneri (Orthoptera: Acrididae)

Isolation of microsatellite markers in theCalliptamus genus (Orthoptera, Acrididae)

Spatial Autocorrelation in Farmland Grasshopper Assemblages (Orthoptera: Acrididae) in Western France

Grasshopper (Orthoptera: Acrididae) Bait Feeding Studies Using Rubidium Chloride

Phenotypic Variation and Sexual Size Dimorphism in Dichroplus elongatus (Orthoptera: Acrididae)

Scavenging Behavior of Rangeland Grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae): Rubidium-Label Studies

Postdiapause Development and Prediction of Hatch of Ageneotettix deorum (Orthoptera: Acrididae)

Supercooling Capacity and Cold Hardiness of Band-Winged Grasshopper eggs (Orthoptera: Acrididae)

Morphometric Differentiation in Cornops aquaticum (Orthoptera: Acrididae): Associations With Sex, Chromosome, and Geographic Conditions

Effect of Temperature on Efficacy of Insecticides to Differential Grasshopper (Orthoptera: Acrididae)

Laboratory and Field Evaluations of Imidacloprid Against Melanoplus sanguinipes (Orthoptera: Acrididae) on Small Grains

Postdiapause Development and Hatching Rate of Three Grasshopper Species (Orthoptera: Acrididae) in Inner Mongolia

Variation in Grasshopper (Acrididae) Densities in Response to Fire Frequency and Bison Grazing in Tallgrass Prairie


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; order Orthoptera, suborder Caelifera)

Cosmopolitan family of small to large, short-horned grasshoppers among which stridulation is common, the males and some females rubbing a row of pegs on the hind femora against a toughened vein of the forewing (tegmen). They have three-segmented tarsi and antennae which are shorter than the fore femora, and hind legs modified for jumping (saltatorial). There are tympanal organs (ears) at the base of the abdomen. The female has a short ovipositor and lays eggs in the soil, or sometimes in decaying wood. All species are plant feeders and a number are important agricultural pests, most notably the locusts. Lubber, spur-throated, slant-faced, and band-winged grasshoppers are members of the family, which is the largest of the Caelifera and contains some 10 000 known species.

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