Female Phisis, from Pestnet.

Belongs within: Tettigonioidea.

The Listroscelidinae is a group of carnivorous katydids that are most diverse in the South American tropics and the Indo-Malayan region (Rentz 1996).

Characters (from Rentz 1996): Fastigium of vertex narrow, strongly laterally compressed, its greatest width usually less than that of first antennal segment, and scarcely projected above same and usually sulcate. Fore tibia usually bearing 5-7 long, movable, outwardly bowed, opposing spines, the longest of which is often as long or longer than the combined lengths of the first two tarsal segments.

<==Listroscelidinae R96
    |--Hexacentrini R96
    `--Phisidini R96
         |--Phisis rapax K14
         |--Beiericolya tardipes R96
         `--Paraphisis R96
              |--P. chopardi R96
              `--P. tryonensis R96

Litroscelidinae incertae sedis:
  Litroscelis FD01
  Carliella FD01
  Requena verticalis R96
  Terpandrus R96
    |--*T. horridus [=Hexacentrus horridus] R96
    `--T. splendidus R96
  Chlorobalius leucoviridis R96
  Phlugis R18
    |--P. abnormis R18
    |--P. chelifera Rehn 1918 R18
    `--P. marginata (Redtenbacher 1891) [=Thysdrus marginatus] R18
  Phlugiola redtenbacheri Karny 1911 R18
  Neobarrettia vannifera BM76, I92
  Xiphidiopsis BM76

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BM76] Bohart, R. M. & A. S. Menke. 1976. Sphecid Wasps of the World. University of California Press: Berkeley.

[FD01] Field, L. H., & N. A. Deans. 2001. Sexual selection and secondary sexual characters of wetas and king crickets. In The Biology of Wetas, King Crickets and Their Allies (L. H. Field, ed.) pp. 179-204. CABI Publishing: Wallingford (UK).

[I92] Imes, R. 1992. The Practical Entomologist. Aurum Press: London.

[K14] Karny, H. 1914. Conocephalidae Neu-Caledoniens und der Loyalty-Inseln. In Nova Caledonia: Forschungen in Neu-Caledonian und auf den Loyalty-Inseln. A. Zoologie vol. 1, Heft IV (F. Sarasin & J. Roux, eds) pp. 447-449. C. W. Kreidels Verlag: Wiesbaden.

[R18] Rehn, J. A. G. 1918. On a collection of Orthoptera from the State of ParĂ¡, Brazil. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 70: 144-236, pls 141-142.

[R96] Rentz, D. 1996. Grasshopper Country: The abundant orthopteroid insects of Australia. University of New South Wales Press: Sydney.

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