Brachytrupes megacephalus is a species of cricket in the family Gryllidae. (Source: Wikipedia. Photo: (c) Giacomo Gola, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)). SpeciesBrachytrupes megacephalus · ADW Pocket Guides on the iOS App Store! The Animal Diversity Web team is excited to announce ADW Pocket Guides! Giant-cricket Brachytrupes megacephalus. Photo: Toni Puma. Names; Media Gryllinae [subfamily]. Brachytrupes [genus] (1). megacephalus [species].


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Die abdominalen Tympanalorgane der Cikaden und Gryllodeen. Die tympanalen Sinnesapparate brachytrupes megacephalus Orthopteren. Morphological study of different developmental stages of Brachytrupes megacephalus Lefebvre, Orthoptera, Gryllidae and their development in Oued Righ Region Algerian Sahara.

Orthoptera, Calderini, Bologna Annotated check-list of Orthoptera of Libya. The word animal comes from the Latin animalis, meaning brachytrupes megacephalus breath, the biological definition of the word refers to all members of the kingdom Animalia, encompassing creatures as diverse as sponges, jellyfish, insects, and humans.

Aristotle divided the world between animals and plants, and this was followed by Carl Linnaeus, in the first hierarchical classification.

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In Linnaeuss original scheme, the animals were one of three kingdoms, divided into the classes of Vermes, Insecta, Pisces, Amphibia, Aves, and Mammalia. Since then the last four have all been subsumed into a single phylum, inErnst Haeckel divided the brachytrupes megacephalus kingdom into two subkingdoms, Metazoa and Protozoa.

The protozoa were later moved to the kingdom Protista, leaving only the metazoa, thus Metazoa is now considered a synonym of Animalia. brachytrupes megacephalus


Animals have several characteristics that set apart from other living things. Animals are eukaryotic and multicellular, which separates them from bacteria and they are heterotrophic, generally digesting food in an internal chamber, which separates them from plants and algae.

They are also distinguished from plants, algae, and fungi by lacking cell walls. All animals are motile, if only at life stages. In most animals, embryos pass through a stage, which is a characteristic exclusive to animals.

With brachytrupes megacephalus few exceptions, most notably the sponges and Placozoa and these include muscles, which are able to contract and control locomotion, and nerve tissues, which send brachytrupes megacephalus process signals 3. Arthropod — An arthropod is an brachytrupes megacephalus animal having an exoskeleton, a segmented body, and jointed appendages.

Arthropods form the phylum Arthropoda, which includes the insects, arachnids, myriapods, arthropods are characterized by their jointed limbs and cuticle made of chitin, often mineralised with calcium carbonate.


The arthropod body plan consists of segments, each with a pair of appendages, the rigid cuticle inhibits growth, so arthropods replace it periodically by moulting. Their versatility has enabled them to become the most species-rich members of all guilds in most environments.

Arthropods range in size from the microscopic crustacean Stygotantulus up brachytrupes megacephalus the Japanese spider crab, arthropods primary internal cavity brachytrupes megacephalus a hemocoel, which accommodates their internal organs, and through which their haemolymph — analogue of blood — circulates, they have open circulatory systems.

Like their exteriors, the organs of arthropods are generally built of repeated segments. Their nervous system is ladder-like, with paired ventral nerve cords running through all segments and their heads are formed by fusion of varying numbers of segments, and their brains are formed by fusion of the ganglia of these segments and encircle the esophagus.

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The respiratory and excretory systems of arthropods vary, depending as much on their environment as on the subphylum to which they belong, arthropods also have a wide range of chemical and mechanical sensors, mostly based on modifications of the many setae that project through their cuticles.

Aquatic species use internal or external fertilization. Almost all arthropods lay eggs, but scorpions give birth to live young after the eggs have hatched inside the mother, arthropod hatchlings vary from miniature adults to grubs and caterpillars that lack jointed limbs and eventually undergo a total metamorphosis to produce the adult form.

The level of care for hatchlings varies from nonexistent to the prolonged care provided by scorpions. The evolutionary ancestry of arthropods dates back brachytrupes megacephalus the Cambrian period, the group is generally regarded as monophyletic, brachytrupes megacephalus many analyses support the placement of arthropods with cycloneuralians in a superphylum Ecdysozoa.

Overall however, the relationships of Metazoa are not yet well resolved. Likewise, the relationships between various groups brachytrupes megacephalus still actively debated.