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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Grasshoppers

Order Orthoptera

Grasshoppers and crickets form this order. This order also includes mole crickets, locusts and katydids. They are most well-known for their ability to jump long distances compared to their body length1.

Short-horned Grasshoppers (Suborder Caelifera)2



Traulia azureipennis at Rifle Range. Phaesticus insularis at Mandai ©Eddy Lee


Xenocatantops humilis ©Eddy Lee


Euparatettix sp. Rifle Range. Erianthus sp. at Chestnut Trail ©Eddy Lee


Botanic Gardens ©Sylvia Chua


Oxya japonica at Botanic Gardens ©Sylvia Chua


©Eddy Lee. Mandai Orchid Garden ©Lau SY


Aiolopus thalassinus at East Coast ©Sylvia Chua and Tuas ©Tan KH


Bukit Panjang ©Eddy Lee

Crickets, Katydids and Mole Crickets (Suborder Ensifera)3



Cricket at Dairy Farm ©Eddy Lee


Cricket at Pulau Punggol ©Tan KH

Long-horned Grasshoppers (Family Tettigoniidae)



Male Nisitrus vittatus4: ©Tan GC. Bukit Batok Nature Park ©Melvin Dionio


Short-winged Conehead. Long-winged Conehead ©Eddy Lee


Katydids: Dairy Farm. Rifle Range. ©Eddy Lee


Katydid nymph ©Eddy Lee

Mole Crickets (Family Gryllotalpidae)



Woodlands ©Tan KH

Leaf-rolling crickets (Family Gryllacrididae)



Sungei Buloh ©Tan KH

References

1. How to recognize crickets, katydids, and cicadas
2. Orthoptera in the BTNR and CCNR (part 2): Suborder Caelifera
3. Orthoptera in the BTNR and CCNR (part 2): Suborder Ensifera
4. A taxonomic review of common but little known crickets from Singapore and the Philippines (Iinsecta: Orthoptera: Eneopterinae)

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