"Why, fleas, crickets, grasshoppers," answered the buffoon.
Grasshoppers (batta) are abundant, and one kind (inago), which frequent the rice-fields when the cereal is.ripening, are caught and fried in oil as ad article of food.
In the evening, when it is cool and pleasant, we would walk in the yard, and catch the grasshoppers and butterflies.
If we read of one man robbed, or murdered, or killed by accident, or one house burned, or one vessel wrecked, or one steamboat blown up, or one cow run over on the Western Railroad, or one mad dog killed, or one lot of grasshoppers in the winter--we never need read of another.
These wasps, moreover, also provision their nurseries with caterpillars, grasshoppers and other insects.
Insect life is represented by plant-bugs, locusts, crickets, grasshoppers, cockroaches, dragon-flies, butterflies, numerous varieties of moths, bees and mosquitoes.
The cockroaches, grasshoppers, crickets and other insects that are included in this order were first placed by C. Linne (1735) among the Coleoptera (beetles), and were later removed by him to the Hemiptera (bugs, &c.).
Kirby (1815) founded an order Dermaptera for the earwigs, which had formed part of de Geer's Dermaptera, accepting Olivier's term Orthoptera for the rest of the assemblage, and as modern research has shown that the earwigs undoubtedly deserve original separation from the cockroaches, grasshoppers, crickets, &c., this terminology will probably become established.
Spiders, caterpillars and grasshoppers are, he said, stung in their chief nerve-centres, in consequence of which the victims are not killed outright, but rendered motionless and continue to live in this paralysed condition for several weeks, being thus available as food for the larvae when these are hatched.
That such dietary restrictions were merely ceremonial and superstitious, and not intended to prevent the consumption of meats which would revolt modern tastes, is certain from the fact that the Levitical law freely allowed the eating of locusts, grasshoppers, crickets and cockroaches, while forbidding the consumption of rabbits, hares, storks, swine, &c. The Pythagoreans were forbidden to eat beans.
Mosquitoes, termites, bees, ants, centipedes, millipedes, locusts, grasshoppers, butterflies, dragonflies, sandflies and spiders' are found in immense numbers.
All the known forms of plant-life are either fungi or allied to them, and many are only microscopic. The most interesting inhabitants of Mammoth Cave are the blind, wingless grasshoppers, with extremely long antennae; blind, colourless crayfish (Cambarus pellucidus, Telk.); and the blind fish, Amblyopsis spelaeus, colourless and viviparous, from 1 in.
Ross wrote: "So may he (Sir Thomas Browne) doubt whether in cheese and timber worms are generated; or if beetles and wasps in cows' dung; or if butterflies, locusts, grasshoppers, shell-fish, snails, eels, and such like, be procreated of putrefied matter, which is apt to receive the form of that creature to which it is by formative power disposed.
The general practice for many years past among naturalists has been to restrict the terms "Insecta" and "insect" to the class of Arthropods with three pairs of legs in the adult condition: bees, flies, moths, bugs, grasshoppers, springtails are "insects," but not spiders, centipedes nor crabs, far less earthworms, and still less slugs, starfishes or coral polyps.
Locusts (" ` grasshoppers " in local usage) have worked incalculable damage, notably in 1854, 1866, and above all in 1874-1875.
Of the latter there are probably 12,000 to 15,000 species, including 140 butterflies, at least 180 grasshoppers, several hundred bees, &c. The so-called " grass hoppers," true locusts, have done great damage at times in Nebraska.
As we hastened through the long grass toward the hammock, the grasshoppers swarmed about us and fastened themselves on our clothes, and I remember that my teacher insisted upon picking them all off before we sat down, which seemed to me an unnecessary waste of time.
the ground and the young larvae make their way into grasshoppers, in whose bodies they pass most of their larval life.
The families are the Acridiidae and Locustidae - including the insects familiarly known as locusts and grasshoppers (q.v.) and the Gryllidae or crickets (q.v.).
The trumpeter gadfly and a number of his relations, beside several Grasshoppers and Bees, were the chief musicians.
Common and conspicuous insects include grasshoppers, earwigs, and many species of beetles, butterflies and moths.
Hoy is the only island in Orkney where you can see grasshoppers.
grasshoppers in the grass.
Some beautiful and very large grasshoppers were about, also a few big spiders but none that might bother you.
The parts of all the fleas, are taken by small grasshoppers, painted black.
Didn't enjoy stumbling over the fried grasshoppers for snacks either!
Stripe-winged, mottled, common green and field grasshoppers are abundant across the sun baked slopes of the fort.
orthopteran species will cover a range of frequencies, with that of grasshoppers being mostly within normal hearing.
trumpeter gadfly and a number of his relations, beside several Grasshoppers and Bees, were the chief musicians.
Includes stick and leaf insects, cockroaches, mantids, grasshoppers, locusts and crickets (see Ortiioptera).
The early Athenians wore their hair in the fashion termed Kpc. f3uXos, with fastenings called " grasshoppers " (TET'r Es), in allusion to their claim of having originally sprung from the soil (Thuc. i.
There are no cows here to give milk; or any mice, or even grasshoppers.
If you happen upon one of these beautiful specimens in your garden, know that he - or more likely she - is hard at work protecting your plants from aphids, grasshoppers, and a host of other garden pests.
While she may provoke a startle response from your garden visitors, an Argiope at your garden gate is a sentry, protecting you and your garden plants from wasps, mosquitos, aphids, grasshoppers, and several other pests.
Orb weaver spiders prey on a number of garden pest species, such as aphids and grasshoppers, making them a natural asset to any garden.
Them! had giant ants, The Beginning of the End featured giant grasshoppers, and Day of the Triffids had, well, killer triffids.
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In the nearly-related crickets and longhorned grasshoppers (Locustidae) the ears are situated in the shins of the fore-legs (see fig.
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