The Acrididae are the main family of grasshoppers, with 10,000 of the 11,000 species of the entire suborder Caelifera. The Acrididae are best known because all locusts (swarming grasshoppers) are of the Acrididae. However, not all Acrididae are locusts: 'locust' is a term that is only given to those grasshoppers that swarm.
|Bark Mimicking Grasshopper, Coryphistes ruricola|
The name Acrididae is derived from Greek akris, meaning locust.
- "Family Acrididae - Short-horned Grasshoppers". bugguide.net. 21 August 2021. Retrieved 22 July 2022.