Tridactyloidea

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tridactyloidea
Ripipteryx mopana.jpg
Ripipteryx mopana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Caelifera
Superfamily: Tridactyloidea
families

Tridactyloidea is a superfamily in the order Orthoptera. It is composed of three families that contain a total of about 50 species. Insects in this superfamily can be 4 to 9 millimeters in length and generally have short antennae and long wings. They live along the banks of bodies of water in tropical areas and are good swimmers and jumpers. Fossils of this subfamily have been found in Siberian deposits dating back to the Cretaceous.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prokhorov, Aleksandr Mikhailovich (1979). Great Soviet Encyclopedia (in Russian) (3rd ed.). Macmillan Publishers. 
  2. ^ Otte, Daniel (1997). Tetrigoidea and Tridactyloidea. The Orthopterists' Society and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. p. 261.