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Definition of the noun American Grasshopper
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- geographic area: North America
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Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)
by Murali Mohan Hundigam
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by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana
an American grasshopper, named from the sound of its note.
A Dictionary of Entomology (2011)
AMERICAN GRASSHOPPER Schistocera americana ( Dairy) ...
by William Dwight Whitney
Differential locust, a common North American grasshopper, Melanoplus differentiaiis, chiefly notable from the Difterentia] Locust (.Melanoplus differentiaiis). (Sanderson, U. S. D. A.) great damage It occasionally does to cotton-plants In certain ...
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)
Differential locust, a common North American grasshopper, Melanoplus ditfcrentialis, chiefly notable from the loft1, n. 5. (a) A pigeon-house, (b) The flock of. loco loco2 (lo'ko), n. An abbreviated form of locomotive. [Little uBed in the United ...
Chamber's Encyclopaedia (1890)
A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge
Among American grasshopper Conocephalus ensigcr, type of those with a conical forehead, is very common, as are also various species of Xiphidium and Orchelimum. The nearly allied Katydids — e.g. Cyrtophyllus concavus and Micro- rent ...
b:ntial locust, a common North American grasshopper, Melanoplus differentialis, chiefly notable from the Differential Locust ##### differentialis). (Sanderson, U. S. D. A.) great damage it occasionally does to cotton-plants in certain of the ...
Chambers Pocket Dictionary (1992)
large N American grasshopper. Pmit.] kauri n a coniferous tree of New Zealand grown for its wood and resin. [Maori] kayak n 1 a sealskin-covered canoe used by the Inuit. 2 a similar canvas-covered or fibreglass craft used in the sport of ...
erential mom, a common North American grasshopper, Melanoplus dilfcrenti'alil, chiefly notable (ruin the Differential Locust (.lhlanoglu: dmnnrialis). (Sanderson, U. . D. A.) great damage it occasionally does to cotton-plants in certain oi the ...
The Century Dictionary (1914)
An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language
erential locust, a common North American grasshopper, Melanoplus differentialis , chiefly notable from the Differential Locust #### differentialis). (Sanderson, U. S. D. A.) £ damage it occasionally does to cotton-plants in cern of the southern ...
common North American grasshopper, Melmwplus di'jfereiilildis , chiefly notable from tho Differential Locus! (llltlann luJ (Sanderson, U. . D. difi' zrrnlialix). A.) great damage it occasionally does to cotton-plants In certain oi the ...
Eleventh Edition by Merriam-Webster
American grasshopper (Melanoplus femur-rubrum) with red hind legs — called also red-legged locust red-let-ter \'red-,le-tar\ adj [fr. the practice of marking holy days in red letters in church calendars] (1704) : of special significance red-light adj ...
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American Grasshopper (Schistocerca americana)
Grasshoppers are insects of the suborder Caelifera in the order Orthoptera. To distinguish them from bush crickets or katydids, they are sometimes referred to as short-horned grasshoppers. Species that change colour and behaviour at high population densities are called locusts.
Grasshoppers have antennae that are almost always shorter than the body (sometimes filamentous), and short ovipositors. Those species that make easily heard noises usually do so by rubbing the hind femurs against the forewings or abdomen (stridulation), or by snapping the wings in flight. Tympana, if present, are on the sides of the first abdominal segment. The hind femora are typically long and strong, fitted for leaping. Generally they are winged, but hind wings are membranous while front wings (tegmina) are coriaceous and not fit for flight. Females are normally larger than males, with short ovipositors. Males have a single unpaired plate at the end of the abdomen. Females have two pairs of valves ( triangles) at the end of the abdomen used to dig in sand when egg laying.
They are easily confused with the other sub-order of Orthoptera, Ensifera, but are different in many aspects, such as the number of segments in their antennae and structure of the ovipositor, as well as the location of the tympana and modes of sound production. Ensiferans have antennae with at least 20-24 segments, and caeliferans have fewer. In evolutionary terms, the split between the Caelifera and the Ensifera is no more recent than the Permo-Triassic boundary (Zeuner 1939).
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