The morphometrics of Ruspolia differens (order: Orthoptera; family: Conocephalidae), the longhorn grasshopper that is widely known as senene by its Kiswahili name, was largely unclear although the species serves broadly as a delicacy relish snack. In this study, the anatomic morphometrics of this insect was critically inferred based on the samples that were collected from North-west Tanzania in April-May 2009. R. differens was revealed to have a number of unique anatomic features that can essentially serve in its diagnosis. These include the paired male metathoracic flaps, finger-like prosternal protuberances, hind femoral spines, subequal tibial black markings, and an obvious male biased antennal dimorphism.
Matojo, N. D., & Yarro, J. G. (2013). Anatomic Morphometrics of the “ Senene ” Tettigoniid Ruspolia differens Serville (Orthoptera: Conocephalidae) from North-West Tanzania . ISRN Entomology, 2013, 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/176342