Orthopterology is the scientific study of the order Orthoptera, which includes grasshoppers, crickets, locusts and some other insects. Someone that studies in this field is an orthopterist.

The term is derived from the Ancient Greek words ὀρθός and πτερόν, meaning straight and wing respectively, with the English suffix -logy.[1]

Orthopterology as a scienceEdit

A notable branch of orthopterology is Acridology, which focuses on locusts and grasshoppers in the family Acrididae and is relevant to famine prevention.

Orthopterological societiesEdit

Orthopterological JournalsEdit

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  1. ^ This ultimately derives from Greek -λογία, but via Latin -logia and French -logie.

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