Ensifera

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For the avian genus Ensifera, see Sword-billed Hummingbird.
Ensifera
Temporal range: Carboniferous - Recent 395–0Ma
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Katydid
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Ensifera
Superfamilies and families

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Ensifera is a suborder of the order Orthoptera, comprising insects commonly known as crickets (or bush crickets) and katydids. "Ensifer" means "sword bearer" in Latin, and refers to the typically elongated and blade-like ovipositor of the females. The classification of the suborder was drastically revised in December 2005 by the Orthopterists' Society.

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