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; 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.

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