Definition of Family Acrididae
1. Noun. Short-horned grasshoppers; true locusts.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Order Orthoptera, Orthoptera
Member holonyms: Acridid, Short-horned Grasshopper, Genus Locusta, Locusta, Genus Melanoplus, Melanoplus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Acrididae
Literary usage of Family Acrididae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1915)
"... a subfamily of the short-horned grasshopper family Acrididae, I have found for all the specimens of at least four different genera which I have examined ..."
2. Studies in Zoology: An Introduction to the Study of Animals for Secondary by James Andrew Merrill (1902)
"This enables us to refer to them more definitely. The grasshopper belongs to the family Acrididae, the cricket to the family Gryllidae, the locust to the ..."
3. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1907)
"Dismissing the family Acrididae, which includes the numerous and destructive locust genera, we come to the next family, ..."
4. Applied Entomology; an Introductory Text-book of Insects in Their Relations by Henry Torsey Fernald (1921)
"family Acrididae (The Grasshoppers) The insects belonging in this group are commonly called grasshoppers. A Tew kinds when adult migrate, often in such ..."
5. Nature Biographies: The Lives of Some Every-day Butterflies; Moths by Clarence Moores Weed (1903)
"These common grasshoppers belong to the family Acrididae. They are chiefly distinguished from the Katydid family ..."
6. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1915)
"Caudell, AN—Notes on some US grasshoppers of the family Acrididae. [4 n. gen.; 2 n. sps.], 50, xlix, 25-31. HEMIPTERA. Baker & Turner. ..."
7. A Naturalist on Lake Victoria: With an Account of Sleeping Sickness and the by Geoffrey Douglas Hale Carpenter (1920)
"... of family Acrididae, was frequently met with on the islands fully exposed on pathways : a bloated creature with heavy body, whose wings are so atrophied ..."