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Grasshoppers, Cockroaches, Mantids, Mayflies etc.

Ian C. Beavis

in Insects and other Invertebrates in Classical Antiquity

Published by Liverpool University Press

Published in print January 1988 | ISBN: 9780859892841
Published online May 2014 | e-ISBN: 9781781380598 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.5949/liverpool/9780859892841.003.0003
Grasshoppers, Cockroaches, Mantids, Mayflies etc.

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This chapter describes the following insects: springtails (Petaurista); grasshoppers, locusts, and crickets (Akris/Locusta and Troxallis/Gryllus Orthoptera); cockroaches and mantids (Silphe/Blatta and Mantis); and mayflies (Ephemeron/Hemerobion). It details their identification, life history, relations with man and domestic animals, and medicinal uses.

Keywords: springtails; grasshoppers; locusts; crickets; cockroaches; mantids; mayflies; identification; life history; medicinal use

Chapter.  15246 words. 

Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE)

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