A new study of genetic relationships in the grasshopper family Acrididae points to an origin in South America, not Africa, as previously thought. The findings about grasshopper evolution are reported in Insect Systematics and Diversity.
We know the moon can do it, but what about a swarm of locusts? On Monday, August 21, 2017, denizens of North America will look skyward to witness a solar […]
For their study recently published in the Journal of Morphology, Derek Woller and Hojun Song created an animated, visual overview of all the anatomical components of both sexes of Melanoplus […]
The Origin of Grasshoppers, Katydids, and Crickets: A New Study Resolves the Evolutionary Tree of the Orthoptera
By looking at DNA sequences, scientists described the likely evolutionary relationships between grasshoppers and crickets (Orthoptera)
(A version of the following article was originally published in Metaleptea 34(2): 13-15) By Derek A. Woller My colleagues (Paolo Fontana, Ricardo Mariño-Pérez, and Hojun Song) and I recently published […]