This family of short-horned grasshoppers contains 400-500 species and is common in Africa and Australia. They often have a striking colouration and the head is cone-shaped. A number of species are regarded as agricultural pests. Economically the most important one is Zonocerus variegatus which attacks various crops in sub-Saharan Africa, especially cassava.
The following genera and individual species are currently entered in the system: