Ensifera

suborder of insects

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.

Ensifera
Temporal range: Carboniferous – Recent
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Katydid
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Ensifera
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