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Teratodes monticollis

Teratodes monticollis (*)

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
Superfamilia: Acridoidea

Familia: Acrididae
Subfamilia: Teratodinae
Genera: Teratodes
Species: T. monticollis

Teratodes monticollis (G.R. Gray, 1832)
Type locality: India and Ceylon
Griffith. Animal Kingdom 15: 215 (Gryllus monticollis).

Teratodes, commonly known as hooded grasshoppers, is a genus of grasshopper native to India and Sri Lanka.[1] It was established by the French entomologist Gaspard Auguste Brullé in 1835.[1]

The type species is Teratodes monticollis, which was described by the English zoologist George Robert Gray in 1832 as Gryllus monticollis.[2]

Hooded grasshoppers feed on tree leaves, and they can become serious pests of teak and sandalwood.[3] Both the nymphs and adults of the species are dull green in color. The pronotum expands into a large sharp "hood" structure edged with yellow-orange, giving them the general appearance of a leaf.[4]

Three species are listed in the Orthoptera Species File:[1]

Teratodes foliatus (Herbst, 1803) [temporary name]
Teratodes brachypterus Carl, 1916
Teratodes monticollis (Gray, 1832)


David C. Eades; Daniel Otte; María Marta Cigliano & Holger Braun. "Teratodes Brullé, 1835". Orthoptera Species File (Version 2.0/4.0). Retrieved 29 October 2019.
George Robert Gray (1832). Georges Cuvier (ed.). "Supplement on the Orthoptera". The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with its Organization, by the Baron Cuvier, with Supplementary Additions to Each Order by Edward Griffith and Others. Whittaker, Treacher, and Co. 15: 215.
B.V. David & T.N. Ananthakrishnan (2004). General and Applied Entomology. Tata McGraw-Hill Education. p. 794. ISBN 978-0-07-043435-6.
H.S Anantha Padmanabha. Pests and diseases of sandalwood plants in Nurseries and their management (PDF). Siri Agri Group. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-05-27.

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