Klass, Klaus-Dieter Museum Für Tierkunde, Dresden, Germany.
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An order of Insecta, known as heel-walkers or gladiators, occurring in Africa south of the Equator. Members of the 13 known species are 1–3 cm (0.4–1.2 in.) long, slender, moderately long-legged, and secondarily wingless. The habitus (general appearance) resembles a mixture of grasshopper, stick-insect, and praying mantis (see illustration).
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