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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Orthoptera
Subordo: Caelifera
Infraordo: Acrididea
Superfamiliae: Acridoidea - Eumastacoidea - †Locustopsoidea - Pneumoroidea - Pyrgomorphoidea - Tanaoceroidea - Trigonopterygoidea - Tetrigoidea


Acrididea MacLeay, 1821

Synonym: Acridina
Vernacular names
magyar: Sáskák, sáska (singular)
日本語: バッタ下目

|MacLeay W.S., 1821. Horae Entomologicae or Essays on the Annulose Animals.

Acrididea including the Acridomorpha[3] is an infraorder of insects that describe the grasshoppers (thus also locusts) and ground-hoppers. It contains a large majority of species in the suborder Caelifera and the taxon Acridomorpha may also be used, which excludes the Tetrigoidea.[4] Both names are derived from older texts, such as Imms,[5] which placed the "short-horned grasshoppers" and locusts at the family level (Acrididae). The study of grasshopper species is called acridology.

The Orthoptera Species File lists the following superfamilies: most families and species belong to the Acridoidea.

Acridoidea (MacLeay, 1821)
Eumastacoidea Burr, 1899
Chorotypidae Stål, 1873
Episactidae Burr, 1899
Eumastacidae Burr, 1899
Euschmidtiidae Rehn, 1948
Mastacideidae Rehn, 1948
Morabidae Rehn, 1948
†Promastacidae Kevan & Wighton, 1981
Thericleidae Burr, 1899
†Locustopsoidea Handlirsch, 1906
†Bouretidae Martins-Neto, 2001
†Eolocustopsidae Riek, 1976
†Locustavidae Sharov, 1968
†Locustopsidae Handlirsch, 1906
Pneumoroidea Thunberg, 1810 (monotypic)
Proscopioidea Serville, 1838 (monotypic)
Pyrgomorphoidea Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1874 (monotypic)
Tanaoceroidea Rehn, 1948 (monotypic)
Trigonopterygoidea Walker, 1870
Trigonopterygidae Walker, 1870
Xyronotidae Bolívar, 1909


MacLeay WS (1821) Horae Entomologicae or Essays on the Annulose Animals (from originally as "Acridina").
Kevan DKM (1982) In Parker [Ed.]. Synopsis and Classification of Living Organisms 2: 371.
Orthoptera Specis File: infraorder Acrididea (Retrieved 20/7/2017)
Encyclopedia of Life: Acridomorpha (Retrieved 20/7/2017)
Imms AD, rev. Richards OW & Davies RG (1970) A General Textbook of Entomology 9th Ed. Methuen 886 pp.

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