Acrida cinerea

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Acrida cinerea
Acrida cinerea 08Oct13.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Family: Acrididae
Genus: Acrida
Species: A. cinerea
Binomial name
Acrida cinerea
(Thunberg, 1815)

Acrida cinerea, the Chinese grasshopper, is a member of the Acrididae family. Like other members of the genus Acrida, Acrida cinerea lacks stridulatory organs on its legs and so they do not make noise whilst moving.[1]

Body structure[edit]

Acrida cinerea is typically 2-3 inches in length, and is either green or brown in color. It has colorless wings, and long legs, which allow it to jump long distances.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Chinese Grasshopper - Acrida cinerea - Overview - Encyclopedia of Life". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2016-04-26.