family Acrididae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Acrididae - short-horned grasshoppersfamily Acrididae - short-horned grasshoppers; true locusts
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
order Orthoptera, Orthoptera - grasshoppers and locusts; crickets
acridid, short-horned grasshopper - grasshopper with short antennae
genus Locusta, Locusta - a genus of Acrididae
genus Melanoplus, Melanoplus - New World migratory locusts and common American grasshoppers
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Locusts are a species of short-horned grasshoppers family Acrididae that have a swarming phase.
Willemse C (1956) Synopsis of the Acridoidea of the Indo-Malayan and adjacent regions (Insecta, Orthoptera): Part II (Family Acrididae, Subfamily Cantantopinae Part I).
Species of family Acrididae found in Haryana with their localities.
The genus Clonacris was established by Uvarov in 1943, which belongs to the subfamily Hemiacridinae of the family Acrididae. The characteristic features of this genus suggest affinity with genus Pareuthymia.
Analyses of data on orthopterans of Khajjiar revealed that family Acrididae supported the maximum number of species (16 species) (Table I).
The term "locust" refers to any one of several species in the grasshopper family Acrididae that, when their population reaches a certain tipping point within a certain area, will suddenly abandon a solitary lifestyle and become what scientists refer to as "gregarious," which is a polite term for "ravenous swarm of rapidly breeding insects that gobbles up crops for miles around." The insects have adapated this swarming strategy to cope with strained resources caused by their population explosion.
Orthoperous family Acrididae. Transactions of the Entomological Society 49: 165-313.

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