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Ensifera
Temporal range: Carboniferous – Recent
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Katydid
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Ensifera
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Ensifera is a suborder of the order Orthoptera. It includes the insects commonly known as crickets, katydids and bush crickets. "Ensifer" means "sword bearer" in Latin, and refers to the long and blade-like ovipositor of the females.

Classification

  • Superfamily Grylloidea
  • Superfamily Hagloidea
    • Prophalangopsidae
  • Superfamily Rhaphidophoroidea
    • Rhaphidophoridae - camel crickets, cave crickets, cave wetas
  • Superfamily Schizodactyloidea
    • Schizodactylidae - dune crickets
  • Superfamily Stenopelmatoidea
    • Anostostomatidae - wetas, king crickets
    • Cooloolidae
    • Gryllacrididae - leaf-rolling crickets
    • Stenopelmatidae - Jerusalem crickets
  • Superfamily Tettigonioidea
    • Tettigoniidae - katydids or bush crickets, the long-horned grasshoppers

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