Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic family within the superfamily Acridoidea — the locusts and related grasshoppers.

Etymologies

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Acrida +‎ -idae

Examples

  • Upland invertebrate species include gastropod molluscs and many species of insects belonging to the Carabidae, Gryllidae, Acrididae and the Forciculidae (beetle, grasshopper, cricket and earwig) families, of which more than 20 are endemic to the massif.

    Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire

  • _Protenor_ (Hemiptera) _Brachystola_ and many other Acrididae, _Anasa,

    Hormones and Heredity

  • (Orthoptera: Acrididae) which had the trademark short antennae and powerful, enlarged hind legs for jumping.

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