Orthoptera (Crickets and Grasshoppers)
Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Orthoptera
This order include grasshoppers, katydids, crickets and locusts, over 20,000 species have been described worldwide.
For more information on orthopterans in general click here
Trinidad & Tobago Orthoptera
In Trinidad and Tobago the orthoptera are fairly well known, particulalry the species that can become crop pests under certain conditions, e.g. the Moruga Grasshopper (Coscineuta virens).
For profiles of selected species click here
In the museum there is one cabinet from the CABI collection and one from UWI.
Families in the collections include:
Gryllidae, Tettigonidae and Tridactylidae
Drawer of grasshoppers from the CABI collection
Specimens of the giant grasshopper Tropidacris cristata
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Last updated 22 June 2018