Schistocerca

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Schistocerca
American Bird Grasshopper.jpg
Schistocerca americana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Caelifera
Family: Acrididae
Subfamily: Cyrtacanthacridinae
Genus: Schistocerca
Stål, 1873
Species

see text

Schistocerca is a genus of grasshoppers, commonly called bird grasshoppers, many of which swarm as locusts. The best known species is probably the desert locust (S. gregaria). Around 50 other species are described.[1]

Species include:[2]

References[edit]

External links[edit]