• Molecular data show a unitary Orthoptera as the sister group of a clade comprising the Phasmida and the Embiidina (Flook and Rowell 1998, Flook et al. (tolweb.org)
  • The front wings of the Orthoptera (the word comes from the Greek ' ortho ' meaning 'straight' or rigid, and ' ptera ' meaning wings) look somewhat 'leathery', and the hind wings are clear. (amentsoc.org)
  • Orthoptera hatch as "vermiform larvae" - newly emerged nymphs are surrounded by a protective embryonic cuticle (a thin membranous sleeve). (orthoptera.org.uk)