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Listed under:  Science  >  Life  >  Living things  >  Eukaryotes  >  Animals  >  Invertebrates  >  Arthropods  >  Insects  >  Orthoptera  >  Grasshoppers
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Grasshopper on a post

The grasshopper in this photograph is resting on top of a post. The photo provides a clear silhouette of its main features. It has wings, large hind legs for jumping, short antennae compared with a cricket's, well-developed eyes and a soft round abdomen.

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Animal Olympians: locusts

This is a colour clip showing swarms of the Australian plague locust ('Chortoicetes terminifera') flying through the sky and across the open Australian landscape in a vast aerial marathon. There are also close-up images of locusts feeding and moulting, and images of wingless nymphs travelling along the ground. The clip ...

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Grasshopper, the Australian plague locust

This is a black-and-white scientific illustration of a grasshopper known as the Australian plague locust ('Chortoicetes terminifera'), showing all structures including wing venation. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Orthoptera, Family: Acrididae.)

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Grasshopper, the spur-throated locust

This is a black-and-white scientific illustration of a grasshopper with the common name of spur-throated locust ('Austracris guttulosa', previously known as 'Nomadacris guttulosa'). Its powerful hind legs, which make it an effective jumper, and its wings are shown. A scale is included. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, ...

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A grasshopper on a partially eaten leaf

This is a colour photograph of a grasshopper nymph on a partially eaten leaf. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Orthoptera, Family: Acrididae.)

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Adult katydid

This is a colour photograph, probably taken at night, of an adult katydid at rest, showing its typical long antennae, long hind legs and leaflike shape. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Orthoptera, Family: Tettigoniidae.)

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Rock grasshopper among rocks

This is a colour photograph of a rock grasshopper ('Raniliella' sp) in a crevice surrounded by many rocks. The grasshopper is a similar colour to the rocks and it is resting among them. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Orthoptera, Family: Acrididae.)

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Some Australian grasshoppers, cockroaches, a mantid and an earwig

This is a group of colour scientific illustrations of some Australian insects of the Orders Mantodea (mantids), Blattodea (cockroaches), Dermaptera (earwigs) and Orthoptera (grasshoppers and katydids). (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda.)