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Phaneropterinae - Barbitistes obtusus. (male).JPG
Adult of Barbitistes obtusus, male
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Family: Phaneropteridae
Subfamily: Phaneropterinae
Genus: Barbitistes Charpentier, 1825

Barbitistes is a genus of katydids crickets in family Phaneropteridae subfamily Phaneropterinae.[1]


In the genus Barbitistes the anterior dorsal surface of the vertex (fastigium) is usually conical and blunt. The length of the antenna is approximately 1.5 - 3 fold to body length. The males have long and often tortuous appendages on the rear-most segments ("cerci"). The Barbitistes species are often brightly colored.


Species of this genus are present in most of Europe and in Asia Minor.[2]


This genus contains the following species:[3]