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                        CLASSIFICATION OF ORTHOPTERA

 

          Families in Green color                                                                                                                                                       Orthoptera Details

 

Insecta:  Paurometabola

 

  ORTHOPTERA

 

    Suborder:  Ensifera

      Superfamily:   Hagloidea

 

        Haglidae

        Hagloedischiidae

        Prophalangopsidae

        Tuphellidae

 

      Superfamily:   Phasmomimoidea

 

        Phasmomimidae

 

    Superfamily:   Rhaphidophoroidea

 

        Rhaphidophoridae - camel crickets,

             cave crickets, cave wetas camel

             crickets, sand treaders

 

    Superfamily:   Schizodactyloidea

 

        Schizodactylidae - dune crickets,

             splay-footed crickets

 

    Superfamily:   Stenopelmatoidea

 

        Anostostomatidae (Mimnermidae,

             Henicidae)- wetas, king crickets

        Cooloolidae

        Gryllacrididae - leaf-rolling crickets,

             camel crickets

        Stenopelmatidae - Jerusalem crickets,

             potato bugs, earth baby

 

    Superfamily:   Tettigonioidea

 

        Haglotettigoniidae

        Tettigoniidae - katydids / bush crickets

 

  Suborder:  Caelifera - grasshoppers, locusts

    Infraorder:  Acrididea

      Superfamily:   Acridoidea

 

        Acrididae - grasshoppers, locusts

        Charilaidae

        Dericorythidae

        Lathiceridae

        Lentulidae

        Lithidiidae

        Ommexechidae

        Pamphagidae - toad grasshoppers

        Pyrgacrididae

        Romaleidae - lubber grasshoppers

        Tristiridae

 

     Superfamily:   Eumastacoidea

 

        Chorotypidae

        Episactidae

        Eumastacidae

        Euschmidtiidae

        Mastacideidae

        Morabidae

        Promastacidae

        Proscopiidae

        Thericleidae

 

     Superfamily:   Locustopsoidea

 

        Araripelocustidae

        Bouretidae

        Eolocustopsidae

        Locustavidae

        Locustopsidae

 

     Superfamily:   Pneumoroidea

 

        Pneumoridae - bladder grasshoppers

 

     Superfamily:   Pyrgomorphoidea

 

        Pyrgomorphidae - gaudy grasshoppers

 

     Superfamily:   Tanaoceroidea

 

        Tanaoceridae

 

     Superfamily:   Tetrigoidea

 

        Tetrigidae - grouse locusts, pygmy locusts,

             groundhoppers, pygmy grasshoppers

 

     Superfamily:   Trigonopterygoidea

 

        Trigonopterygidae

        Xyronotidae

 

  Infraorder:  Tridactylidea

     Superfamily:   Dzhajloutshelloidea

 

        Dzhajloutshellidae

 

     Superfamily:   Regiatoidea

 

        Regiatidae

 

     Superfamily:   Tridactyloidea

 

        Cylindrachetidae (sandgropers)

        Rhipipterygidae

        Tridactylidae - pygmy mole crickets

 

    References     Citations    Sample Examinations

 

 

              Uuncategorized Names (some may be synonyms with the above)

 

Adumbratomorphidae

Anelcanidae

Baissogryllidae

Batrachideidae

Bintoniellidae

Biroellidae

Borneacridida

Cachoplistidae

Elcanidae

Eneopteridae

Eruciidae

Gomphomastacidae

Gryllavidae

Gryllidae - true crickets

Gryllotalpidae - mole crickets

Lezinidae

Locustidae

Locustopseidae

Macropathidae

Malgasiidae

Mesoedischiidae

Miraculidae

Mogoplistidae

Myrmecophilidae--ant crickets

Oecanthidae

Oedischiidae

Paragryllidae

Pentacentridae

Permelcanidae

Permoraphidiidae

Phalangopsidae

Phaneropteridae

Podoscirtidae

 

Proparagryllacrididae

Protogryllidae

Pruvostitidae

Pseudelcanidae

Pseudophyllidae

Pteroplistidae

Raphoglidae

Ripipterygidae

Scleropteridae

Tcholmanvissiidae

Thericleidae

Thueringoedischiidae

Triassomanteidae

Trigonidiidae

Vitimiidae

Xenopteridae

 

Details of Insect Taxonomic Groups

 

          Examples of beneficial species occur in almost every insect order, and considerable information on morphology and habits has been assembled.  Therefore, the principal groups of insect parasitoids and predators provide details that refer to the entire class Insecta.  These details are available at <taxnames.htm>.