Orthoptera Species File (Version 5.0/5.0)
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Orthoptera Species File Online

David C. Eades, Principal Database Developer,
  Illinois Natural History Survey
Daniel Otte, Founder and Principal Author,
  Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
María Marta Cigliano, Author,
  División Entomología, Museo de La Plata, Argentina
Holger Braun, Author,
  División Entomología, Museo de La Plata, Argentina

Major Contributors:
  Sam Heads, Illinois Natural History Survey
  Piotr Naskrecki, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University

List of experts
With the cooperation of
      The Orthopterists' Society  


  • Grants 2015: The funded projects (7 out of 14 proposals received) are listed here.

  • LSIDs for inclusion in original descriptions are available on request.

The Orthoptera Species File is a taxonomic database of the world's Orthoptera (grasshoppers, locusts, katydids and crickets), both living and fossil. It has full synonymic and taxonomic information for more than 26,760 valid species, 44,030 scientific names, 193,400 citations to 13,000 references, 81,900 images, 1300 sound recordings, 90,700 specimen records, and keys to 2,800 taxa.

To see information contained in the database, use the links across the top of the page.  Click on Search to find a specific taxon or other kinds of information.  Clicking on Taxa will make the order Orthoptera your current taxon unless you have previously moved to a different taxon in this session.

This website and database use Species File Software.  Information about the design and use of SFS may be found on a separate website.

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Please send comments and questions about the database to María Marta Cigliano (send mail) or its development to David Eades (send mail).  When referencing this website, please use the following format:  Eades, D.C.; D. Otte; M.M. Cigliano & H. Braun. Orthoptera Species File. Version 5.0/5.0.  [retrieval date]. <http://Orthoptera.SpeciesFile.org>.  Use http://Orthoptera.SpeciesFile.org to bookmark the OSF website.

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