One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An insect related to the grasshoppers, with very long antennae and a mainly carnivorous diet. Many kinds live among shrubby vegetation, active mainly at dusk and in the night.
- ‘Trials undertaken in Papua-New Guinea recently, in which Strepsipterean parasites were released on palm oil plantations, successfully suppressed the crop's main pest, the long-horned grasshopper.’
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