British Insects: the Genera of Orthoptera

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

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These keys and descriptions were generated from a DELTA database (Dallwitz 1980; Dallwitz, Paine, and Zurcher 1993).

Introduction

Conventional key • Interactive key, including interactive information retrieval

The interactive key allows free choice of characters, is easy to use, and can lead to correct identifications in spite of occasional errors. It can display all the illustrations, full and partial descriptions, diagnostic descriptions, differences and similarities between taxa, lists of taxa exhibiting or lacking specified attributes, and distributions of character states within any set of taxa.

Character list •  General morphology of Orthoptera • Implicit attributes

Notes on John Curtis’s British Entomology • Updated insect names for John Curtis’s British Entomology • Updated plant names for John Curtis’s British Entomology • Notes on the scanning of the images

Poems on insects by Giles Watson

Acknowledgements • References • Citation • Contacts, conditions of use, contributions

Descriptions

These descriptions were generated from a DELTA database (Dallwitz 1980; Dallwitz, Paine, and Zurcher 1993). The bold parts are diagnostic descriptions, generated with the aid of Intkey (Dallwitz et al. 1993). They distinguish most taxa in at least one respect from the other taxa.

• Acheta Fabricius

• Chorthippus Fieber • Conocephalus Thunberg

• Decticus Serville

• Gomphocerippus Roberts • Gryllotalpa Latreille • Gryllus Linnaeus

• Leptophyes Fieber

• Meconema Serville • Metrioptera Wesmael • Myrmeleotettix Bolivar

• Nemobius Serville • Oedipoda Linnaeus

• Omocestus Bolivar

• Pholidoptera Wesmael • Platycleis Fieber • Pseudomogoplistes Serville

• Stenobothrus Fischer • Stethophyma Fischer

• Tachycines Adelung • Tetrix Latreille • Tettigonia Linnaeus

• Exotics and rare migrants


Cite this publication as: ‘Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M.J. 2003 onwards. British insects: the Genera of Orthoptera. Version: 12th February 2012. http://delta-intkey.com’.

Insect groups treated separately in the ‘British Insects’ package

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