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Tropidopola cylindrica
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Chloroxyrrhepes virescens
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Caelifera
Infraorder: Acrididea
Informal group: Acridomorpha
Superfamily: Acridoidea
Family: Acrididae
Jacobson in Jacobson & Bianchi, 1905

The Tropidopolinae [1] are a subfamily of Acrididae in the Orthoptera: Caelifera. Species can be found in Africa, southern Europe and Asia.

Acrididae family of grasshoppers in the suborder Caelifera

The Acrididae are the predominant family of grasshoppers, comprising some 10,000 of the 11,000 species of the entire suborder Caelifera. The Acrididae are best known because all locusts are of the Acrididae. The subfamily Oedipodinae is sometimes classified as a distinct family Oedipodidae in the superfamily Acridoidea. Acrididae grasshoppers are characterized by relatively short and stout antennae, and tympana on the side of the first abdominal segment.

Orthoptera order of insects (Insecta) including grasshoppers, crickets, weta and locusts

Orthoptera is an order of insects that comprises the grasshoppers, locusts and crickets, including closely related insects such as the katydids and wetas. The order is subdivided into two suborders: Caelifera – grasshoppers, locusts and close relatives; and Ensifera – crickets and close relatives.

Caelifera suborder of insects

The Caelifera are a suborder of orthopteran insects. They include the grasshoppers and grasshopper-like insects, as well as other superfamilies classified with them: the ground-hoppers (Tetrigoidea) and pygmy mole crickets (Tridactyloidea). The latter should not be confused with the mole crickets (Gryllotalpidae), which belong to the other Orthopteran sub-order Ensifera.


Tribes and genera

The Orthoptera Species File lists the following: [2]

Tristria is a genus of grasshoppers in the subfamily Tropidopolinae with species found in Africa and tropical Asia.

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Bandwing grasshopper

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Acridinae subfamily of insects

The grasshopper subfamily Acridinae, sometimes called silent slant-faced grasshoppers, belong of the large family Acrididae in the Orthoptera: Caelifera.

Romaleidae family of insects

The Romaleidae or lubber grasshoppers are a family of grasshoppers, based on the type genus Romalea. The species in this family can be found in eastern Asia and the Americas.

Pseudophyllinae subfamily of insects

The subfamily Pseudophyllinae contains numerous species in the family Tettigoniidae, the katydids or bush crickets. Sometimes called "true katydids", together with the crickets of suborder Ensifera, they form part of the insect order Orthoptera which also contains grasshoppers.

Phaneropterinae subfamily of bush crickets

The Phaneropterinae, the bush katydids or leaf katydids, are a subfamily of insects within the family Tettigoniidae. Nearly 2060 species in 85 genera throughout the world are known. They are also known as false katydids or round-headed katydids.

Pyrgomorphidae family of insects

Pyrgomorphidae is a family of grasshoppers in the order Orthoptera; it is the only family in the superfamily Pyrgomorphoidea, with a pan-tropical distribution. Their name is probably derived from pyrgos meaning "tower": a reference to the form (morph) of the head in the type genus Pyrgomorpha and other genera.

Mecopodinae subfamily of insects

Mecopodinae, the long-legged katydids, are a subfamily of bush crickets found in western South America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia. In Asia, the distribution includes India, Indochina, Japan, the Philippines, and Malesia to Papua New Guinea and Australasia, including many Pacific islands.

Conocephalinae subfamily of insects

Conocephalinae is an insect subfamily in the family Tettigoniidae.


Oxyinae is subfamily of grasshoppers in the family Acrididae. Species are distributed throughout Africa and Australasia.


Catantopini is a tribe in the subfamily Catantopinae, a group of grasshoppers found in Africa, Asia and Australia.

Cyrtacanthacridinae monotypic taxon

The Cyrtacanthacridinae are a subfamily of Orthoptera: Caelifera in the family Acrididae. They are sometimes referred-to as bird locusts, criquets voyageurs in French-speaking Africa, and Knarrschrecken in German.

Dericorythidae are a family of grasshoppers, in the Orthoptera: suborder Caelifera. Species in this family can be found in northern Africa, southern Europe and Asia.


The Coptacrinae are a subfamily of Acrididae in the Orthoptera: Caelifera. Species can be found in Africa and Asia.


The Eyprepocnemidinae are a subfamily of Acrididae in the Orthoptera: Caelifera. Species can be found in Africa, mainland Europe and Asia.


The Hemiacridinae are a subfamily of Acrididae in the Orthoptera: Caelifera. Species can be found in Africa, and Asia.

<i>Pyrgomorpha</i> genus of insects

Pyrgomorpha is the type genus of grasshoppers in the family Pyrgomorphidae and the tribe Pyrgomorphini. Species are found in Southern Europe, Africa and the middle East, through to India and Mongolia.

Pyrgomorphinae subfamily of insects

The Pyrgomorphinae are a sub-family of grasshoppers in the family Pyrgomorphidae. Species are found in, especially the warmer parts of: Central and South America, southern Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and Pacific Islands. The type genus is Pyrgomorpha and names dates from "Pyrgomorphiden" by Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1874. The first use of Pyrgomorphinae was by Krauss in 1890.

<i>Gastrimargus</i> genus of grasshoppers

Gastrimargus is a genus of grasshoppers in the subfamily Oedipodinae. The recorded distribution of species in this genus includes Africa, Asia, and Oceania.

The Phaloriinae is a subfamily of crickets of the family Phalangopsidae. Species are terrestrial and are distributed in: Africa, tropical Asia, Korea, Australia and the Pacific Islands.


  1. Jacobson & Bianchi (1902-1905) Orthoptera and Pseudoneuroptera of the Russian Empire. Priamokrylyia i lozhnostchatokrylyia Rossiiskoi imperii.
  2. Orthoptera Species File (2 February 2018)