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Coryphistes ruricola.jpg
Bark Mimicking Grasshopper, Coryphistes ruricola (Catantopinae)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Caelifera
Superfamily: Acridoidea
Family: Acrididae
MacLeay, 1819

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Acridiidae MacLeay 1821

The Acrididae[1] are the predominant family of grasshoppers, comprising some 10,000 of the 11,000 species of the entire suborder Caelifera. The Acrididae are best known because all locusts (swarming grasshoppers) are of the Acrididae. The subfamily Oedipodinae is sometimes classified as a distinct family Oedipodidae in the superfamily Acridoidea. Acrididae grasshoppers are characterized by relatively short and stout antennae, and tympana on the side of the first abdominal segment.

Subfamilies and selected genera[edit]

Adult female (left) and male Oxya yezoensis (Oxyinae: Oxyini)
Pezotettix giornae (Pezotettiginae)
hooded grasshopper Teratodes monticollis (Teratodinae)

The Orthoptera Species File lists the following (genera complete in subfamilies marked §):

Tribe and Genera not placed[edit]


  1. ^ MacLeay WS (1821) Horae Entomologicae or Essays on the Annulose Animals 2

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