acrido-, acrid-, acris- (Greek: grasshopper).
The family of orthopterous insects which includes the true locusts and the grasshoppers with short antennae.
acridophagus, acridophagous; acridophage, acridophagy:
Eating grasshoppers, locusts, and other related insects.
Fondness for grasshoppers.
An abnormal fear of grasshoppers and locusts.
There is evidence that prehistoric people in the western United States ate grasshoppers by the millions.
Archeologists found the remains from as many as five million hoppers" in a cave. In the 1870's, geologist-ethnologist John Wesley Powell noted that 8220;grasshoppers and crickets form a very important part of the food of these people" [Ute and Southern Paiute Indians]. "When the grasshoppers are collected they are roasted in trays like seeds and ground into meal and eaten as mush or cakes."
Natural History, July, 1989.
Acrididae is the name of a large and diverse family of insects (order Orthoptera) which consists of the locusts and true grasshoppers. There are about 7,000 species in 1,100 genera.