orthopterous

orthopterous

[awr-thop-ter-uhs]
adjective
belonging or pertaining to the Orthoptera, an order of insects, including the cockroaches, mantids, walking sticks, crickets, grasshoppers, and katydids, characterized by leathery forewings, membranous hind wings, and chewing mouthparts.

Origin:
1820–30; < Neo-Latin orthopterus straight-winged. See ortho-, -pterous

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orthopterous or orthopteran (ɔːˈθɒptərəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Orthoptera, a large order of insects, including crickets, locusts, and grasshoppers, having leathery forewings and membranous hind wings, hind legs adapted for leaping, and organs of stridulation
 
orthopteran or orthopteran
 
adj

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