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the web of life in southern Africa

Family: Mogoplistidae (scaly crickets)

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Phylum: Arthopoda > Mandibulata > Atelocerata > Panhexapoda > Hexapoda > Insecta (insects) > Dicondyla > Pterygota > Metapterygota > Neoptera > Polyneoptera > Anartioptera > Orthopterida > Orthoptera  > Ensifera > Grylloidea

Worldwide, except polar and north temperate regions. Five genera and seven species are native to southern Africa.

Genera native to southern Africa

List from Orthoptera Species File.




Twenty-five species with distribution including Africa, southern Europe, South-east Asia and Australia. Two species, Arachnocephalus angustifrons and Arachnocephalus brincki are native to southern Africa.





Distribution of the 14 species includes Africa and southern Asia. Derectaotus latifrons is the only species native to southern Africa (recorded from Zimbabwe).





The 36 species are patchily distributed over Africa, Madagascar, South-east Asia, southern North America and northern South America. Ectatoderus meridionalis is the only species native to southern Africa (recorded from Namibia).





Three species, recorded from Namibia and Angola, with two species, Eucycloptilum longipes and Eucycloptilum veali, native to Namibia.





Sixteen species, occurring mainly in the Indian subcontinent and South-East Asia, but with one species, Micrornebius lesnei, recorded from Mozambique.