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  Blackish Meadow Katydid (Conocephalus semivittatus)





Blackish Meadow Katydid | Conocephalus semivittatus photo
Blackish Meadow Katydid (Conocephalus semivittatus) near Toowoomba, Queensland

Image by Arthur Chapman - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Blackish Meadow Katydid | Conocephalus semivittatus photo
Blackish Meadow Katydid (Conocephalus semivittatus) near Toowoomba, Queensland

Image by Arthur Chapman - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)



INSECT FACTS

Identification
The Blackish Meadow Katydid is a pale green katydid with broad dark brown stripe running along the back. The antennae are extremely long measuring about four times the total body length. The katydid produces a low buzzing sound during summer season. These katydids are most active in late afternoon and at night.

Size
Length: female 20mm; male 15mm - 20mm

Habitat
Shelters amongst long grass or reeds. They are active at night.

Food
The Blackish Meadow Katydid adult feeds on flowers and seeds. Nymphs are carnivorous and feed on small bugs (Leptocorisa sp.)

Range
found in Queensland and New South Wales



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Orthoptera
Family:Tettigoniidae
Genus:Conocephalus
Species:semivittatus
Common Name:Blackish Meadow Katydid