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

María Marta Cigliano, Author,
  División Entomología, Museo de La Plata, CEPAVE - CONICET (National Scientific and Technical Research Council), Argentina
Holger Braun, Author,
  División Entomología, Museo de La Plata, Argentina
David C. Eades, Principal Database Developer,
  Illinois Natural History Survey
Daniel Otte, Founder and Principal Author,
  Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

Major Contributors:
  Piotr Naskrecki, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
  Hernán Lucas Pereira, CEPAVE - CONICET (National Scientific and Technical Research Council), Argentina

List of experts
With the cooperation of
      The Orthopterists' Society  


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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 28,590 valid species, 46,750 scientific names, 222,300 citations to 14,800 references, 104,300 images, 1790 sound recordings, and 103,000 specimen records.

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:  Cigliano, M.M., H. Braun, D.C. Eades & D. Otte. 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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