Orthopteroid orders

Orthopteroidea is comprised of ten orders. 

  • Zorotypus hubbardi
    Zoraptera

    Zoraptera are minute insects with only 34 known species.

  • A stonefly, Eusthenia sp
    Plecoptera

    The Plecoptera are most commonly known as stoneflies. Learn more about this order of insects that live in cool temperatures.

  • A stick insect
    Phasmida

    Stick and leaf insects are experts at blending into their surroundings.

  • Bushcricket
    Orthoptera

    Find out more about this large order of insects known for their jumping ability.

  • Mantophasmatodea
    Mantophasmatodea

    Meet these carnivorous, wingless insects, which were only recognised in 2002.

  • Preying Mantis
    Mantodea

    Learn more about the striking praying mantids, master predators.

  • Grylloblattodea
    Grylloblattodea

    Grylloblattodea are sometimes known as ice crawlers. They are a small group of only 27 species. 

  • Schizodactylus monstrosus, monstrous dune cricket
    Ensifera

    Learn about the Ensifer, better known as crickets.

  • Adult female webspinner in its nest
    Embioptera

    The Embioptera are commonly known as Webspinners. Find out about this unusual insect group.

  • Forficula auricularia
    Dermaptera

    Earwigs are an insect order found on all continents except Antarctica.

  • A Grasshopper
    Caelifera

    Learn about the characteristics of the Caelifera and its superfamilies.

  • Macropanesthia rhinoceros male
    Blattodea

    Famed for their resilience, the cockroaches and termites are an ancient Orthopteroid order.