Teratodes

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Hooded grasshopper
Hooded Grasshoper by Abhimanyu Aradhya.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Caelifera
Superfamily: Acridoidea
Family: Acrididae
Subfamily: Teratodinae
Genus: Teratodes
Brullé, 1835
Species:
T. monticollis
Binomial name
Teratodes monticollis
(G.R. Gray, 1832)
Synonyms[1]
  • Gryllus monticollis G.R. Gray, 1832

Teratodes monticollis, commonly known as the hooded grasshopper, is a species of grasshopper native to India and Sri Lanka.[1] It was described by the English zoologist George Robert Gray in 1832 as Gryllus monticollis.[2] It is the type species of the genus Teratodes, which was established by the French entomologist Gaspard Auguste Brullé in 1835.[3]

Hooded grasshoppers feed on tree leaves, and they can become serious pests of teak and sandalwood.[4] Both the nymphs and adults of the species are dull green in color. The pronotum expands into a large sharp "hood" structure edged with yellow-orange, giving them the general appearance of a leaf.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b David C. Eades; Daniel Otte; María Marta Cigliano & Holger Braun. "Teratodes monticollis (Gray, 1832)". Orthoptera Species File (Version 2.0/4.0). Retrieved January 20, 2012.
  2. ^ George Robert Gray (1832). Georges Cuvier (ed.). "Supplement on the Orthoptera". The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with its Organization, by the Baron Cuvier, with Supplementary Additions to Each Order by Edward Griffith and Others. Whittaker, Treacher, and Co. 15: 215.
  3. ^ David C. Eades; Daniel Otte; María Marta Cigliano & Holger Braun. "Teratodes Brullé, 1835". Orthoptera Species File (Version 2.0/4.0). Retrieved January 20, 2012.
  4. ^ B.V. David & T.N. Ananthakrishnan (2004). General and Applied Entomology. Tata McGraw-Hill Education. p. 794. ISBN 978-0-07-043435-6.
  5. ^ H.S Anantha Padmanabha. Pests and diseases of sandalwood plants in Nurseries and their management (PDF). Siri Agri Group. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-05-27.