Welcome to the Order Orthoptera page, which contains grasshoppers, crickets and katydids!
Information about Orthoptera in general:
- Most are plant eaters, but a few are predaceous, scavengers, or even omnivores.
- Winged or Wingless, usually 4 wings.
- Skinny body with long antennae.
- Songs play an important role in their behavior, each species rhythm being different.
- Crickets and katydids elevate their front wings and rub them together.
- Some grasshoppers make noise by snapping their rear wings in flight while others by rubbing their hind legs across the front wings.
Orthoptera identified and listed in alphabetical order by family name.