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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 length.

Short-horned Grasshoppers (Suborder Caelifera)



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


Xenocatantops humilis ©Eddy Lee


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


Botanic Gardens ©Sylvia Chua


Oxya japonica at Botanic Gardens ©Sylvia Chua


Left: ©Eddy Lee. Right: Mandai Orchid Garden ©Lau SY


Left: East Coast ©Sylvia Chua. Right: Tuas ©Tan KH


Bukit Panjang ©Eddy Lee

Crickets, Katydids and Mole Crickets (Suborder Ensifera)



Cricket at Dairy Farm ©Eddy Lee

Long-horned Grasshoppers (Family Tettigoniidae)



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


Long-horned Grasshopper. Left: ©Tan GC. Right: Bukit Batok Nature Park ©Melvin Dionio


Katydids. Left: Dairy Farm. Right: 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
http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/walker/buzz/i00dis.htm
http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/raffles_museum_pub/caelifera_btnr_ccnr.pdf

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