; order Orthoptera, suborder Ensifera)
Large family of true crickets, most of which are winged, with the fore wings box-like and bent down at the sides of the body. The tarsi have no more than three segments, and the ovipositor is cylindrical. Many species show well-developed auditory communication. Some are of economic importance as pasture pests. There are about 2000 species.
Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.