Schizodactylidae is a family of orthopteran insects found in Asia and Africa, known as dune crickets or splay-footed crickets. They are usually found in desert and sandy areas. Some species are predatory, including Schizodactylus inexspectatus. Detailed study has been investigated for one of the member of Schizodactylidae, S. inexspectatus, by G. Aydin. T. B. Fletcher notes that one individual did not feed on any vegetable matter.