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Subfamily: Saginae (predatory katydids)

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

Clonia melanoptera, found in the fynbos; calls during the middle of the day.

A predatory katydid eating a cicada (photographed in Eastern Cape). 

Further Reading

  • Kaltenbach, A. 1972. An illustrated key for identifying African Saginae (Saltatoria: Tettigoniidae). Annals of the Natal Museum 21: 281-295.




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