Orthoptera

Or*thop"te*ra

(?), prop. n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. 'orqo`s straight + feather, wing.] (Zol.) An order of mandibulate insects including grasshoppers, locusts, cockroaches, mantids, crickets, katydids, etc. See Illust. under Insect.
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The anterior wings are usually thickened and protect the membranous posterior wings, which are larger and fold longitudinally like a fan. They also have chewing mouth parts. The Orthoptera undergo no metamorphosis.
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