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Distribution path and Subregions of Southern Africa (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - Southern Africa
Subregions: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Republic South Africa (Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal, Transvaal), Swaziland
Taxonomy for Orthoptera (Locusts) in Southern Africa
Class
Southern Africa
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 657 families, 10005 genera, 43659 species
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Subclass
Southern Africa
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 652 families, 9953 genera, 43495 species
Tree
Infraclass
Southern Africa
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 622 families, 9771 genera, 42834 species
Tree
Superorder
Southern Africa
Polyneoptera (Martynov, 1923)
 76 families, 648 genera, 1846 species
Tree
Order
Southern Africa
Orthoptera (Latreille, 1793) (Locusts) - Systematics
 29 families, 402 genera, 1044 species
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Families104    worldwide
Genera6.263    worldwide
Species52.964    worldwide
Common namesLocusts, Grasshoppers, Katydids, Crickets, Wetas, Crickets and Katydids, Grasshppers and Crickets
German namesHeuschrecken, Springschrecken, Geradflügler, Kaukerfe
Dutch namesKrekels en sprinkhanen, Sprinkhanen en krekels
Danish namesGræshopper
Finnish namesSuorasiipiset
Norwegian namesRettvinger
Swedish namesHopprätvingar
French namesOrthoptères
AuthorLatreille, 1793
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia (Asia, Europe, Russia, Caucasus)

America (North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean)

Africa (East Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa, North Africa, West Africa)

Oceania (Australasia, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia)

Antarctica (Subantarctic Islands)


Ecozones:

Palaearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Indo-Australian region (Oriental, Malesia)

Fossils:

Cenozoic (Paleogene, Neogene, Quaternary)

Paleozoic (Cambrian, Permian, Carboniferous, Devonian)

Mesozoic (Cretaceous, Jurassic, Triassic)


World Oceans:

Pacific Ocean (South Pacific, Pacific Islands)

Atlantic Ocean (British overseas territory Atlantic)

Indian Ocean (Western Indian Ocean)


Countries
Checklists
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Somaliland, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Links and ReferencesOrthoptera in bie.ala.org.au
Orthoptera in orthoptera.speciesfile.org
Orthoptera in darwinfoundation.org
Orthoptera in faunaeur.org
Orthoptera in grasshoppersofeurope.com
Orthoptera in itis.gov
Orthoptera in papua-insects.nl
Orthoptera in dyntaxa.se
Orthoptera in Wikipedia (English)
Suborder
Southern Africa
    Caelifera (Geoffroy, 1764) (Short-horned grasshoppers)
     14 families, 265 genera, 654 species
Site
Suborder
Southern Africa
    Ensifera (Lesson, 1843) (Locusts)
     16 families, 138 genera, 391 species
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Family overview for Orthoptera (Locusts) in Southern Africa
Acrididae (Macleay, 1819) - 367 SpeciesShort-horned grasshoppers
Anostostomatidae (Saussure, 1859) - 38 SpeciesWetas and King Crickets
Eolocustopsidae (Riek, 1976) - 1 Species
Euschmidtiidae (Rehn, 1948) - 4 Species
Gryllacrididae (Blanchard, 1845) - 12 SpeciesLeaf-rolling crickets
Gryllidae (Bolivar, 1878) - 112 SpeciesTrue Crickets
Gryllotalpidae (Saussure, 1870) - 7 SpeciesMole crickets
Haglidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 2 Species
Lathiceridae (Dirsh, 1954) - 4 Species
Lentulidae (Dirsh, 1956) - 51 SpeciesLentulid Grasshoppers
Lithidiidae (Dirsh, 1961) - 11 Species
Locustavidae (Sharov, 1968) - 1 Species
Mogoplistidae (Saussure, 1877) - 7 SpeciesScaly crickets
Oedischiidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 1 Species
Pamphagidae (Burmeister, 1840) - 71 SpeciesToad grasshoppers
Pamphagodidae (Bolivar, 1884) - 4 Species
Pneumoridae (Stål, 1873) - 16 SpeciesBladder grasshoppers
Podoscirtidae (Saussure, 1878) - 9 Species
Proparagryllacrididae (Riek, 1956) - 3 Species
Protogryllidae (Zeuner, 1937) - 1 Species
Pruvostitidae (Zalessky, 1929) - 1 Species
Pyrgomorphidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1874) - 53 SpeciesPyrgomorphs
Rhaphidophoridae (Walker, 1869) - 2 SpeciesCamel crickets
Schizodactylidae (Karny, 1927) - 7 SpeciesDune crickets
Stenopelmatidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 4 SpeciesJerusalem crickets
Tetrigidae (Rambur, 1838) - 21 SpeciesGroundhoppers
Tettigoniidae (Krauss, 1902) - 183 SpeciesLong-horned grasshoppers
Thericleidae (Burr, 1899) - 36 Species
Tridactylidae (Saussure, 1874) - 14 SpeciesPygmy mole crickets
Xenopteridae (Riek, 1955) - 2 Species
30 Families with 1045 Species in Southern Africa
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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderPolyneoptera
OrderOrthoptera
Locusts, Grasshoppers, Katydids, Crickets, Wetas, Crickets and Katydids, Grasshppers and Crickets
AuthorLatreille, 1793
 
Synonyms
Dictyoptera (Latreille, 1829)
Saltatoria (Webster, 1913)

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