Definition of Orthopteron
1. Noun. Any of various insects having leathery forewings and membranous hind wings and chewing mouthparts.
Generic synonyms: Insect
Group relationships: Order Orthoptera, Orthoptera
Specialized synonyms: Grasshopper, Hopper, Cricket
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orthopteron
Literary usage of Orthopteron
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation by James William Tutt, Malcolm Burr (1890)
"sents vermiform stages that the orthopteron passed within the egg. The other is that it is descended from, and represents, the active pre- imaginal states ..."
2. Publications by Bureau of Government Laboratories, Philippines, Department of the Interior (1904)
"Twig girdler, work on twig 26 mm. in diameter, enlarged 27 26a. Twig girdler, work on twig 13 mm. in diameter, reduced 27 27. orthopteron, work on branches, ..."
3. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1907)
"I at once recognized it as an orthopteron, but one whose note was unfamiliar to me. Both Dr. Dyar and I readily located its apparent position in a small ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"Information as to the internal structure of a typical orthopteron—the cockroach—will be found under HEXAPODA. Classification.—Six families of Orthoptera are ..."