Definition of Orthopterous insect
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 Orthopterous Insect
Literary usage of Orthopterous insect
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1. Injurious and Useful Insects: An Introduction to the Study of Economic by Louis Compton Miall (1902)
"THE MOUTH-PARTS OF AN orthopterous insect (Cockroach) The parts of the head previously removed (see p. 7) may be prepared for mounting, or else the same ..."
2. Lectures on the Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of the Invertebrate by Richard Owen, William White Cooper (1843)
"... of the life of the orthopterous insect, from exclusion to flight, may, if its organisation during that period be contrasted with that of the ..."
3. The Ottawa Naturalist by Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club (1887)
"The second part of the paper contains descriptions of the Devonian forms, and includes : 1, One orthopterous insect; 2, a chitinous grub ; and, 3, ..."
4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"The covering of the posterior wing of some insects ; especially, the fore wing of any orthopterous insect, corresponding to the ..."
5. The Leisure Hour edited by William Haig Miller, James Macaulay, William Stevens (1894)
"6, a life-size drawing of the wings of another orthopterous insect, the well- known locust of Scripture and the East. The creases are here conspicuous where ..."
6. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1858)
"... by watching and pondering over the development of a cockroach (also an orthopterous insect), which quits the egg as a crustacean. ..."