Namaquadectes irroratus (Péringuey, 1916:441)

Cederberg shieldback



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Arytropteris irrorata Péringuey, 1916:441 (original combination)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1916

Rediscovered in 2008



Clanwilliam, Cape Province, South Africa


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Péringuey, L. (1916). Descriptions of new or little-known Orthoptera in the collection of the South African Museum. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 15(6): 401-450.

Other references:

Bazelet, C. and Naskrecki, P. (2014). Namaquadectes irroratus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. ( Downloaded on 21 September 2014.

Rentz, D. C. F. (1988). The shield-backed katydids of southern Africa: their taxonomy, ecology and relationships to the faunas of Australia and South America (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Tettigoniinae). Invertebrate Taxonomy 2: 223-335.


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