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  Common Garden Katydid (Caedicia simplex)





Common Garden Katydid | Caedicia simplex photo
Common Garden Katydid nymph with partly developed wings. Like the Gum Leaf Katydid, the Common Garden Katydid is well camouflaged amongst foliage. You can see the pink and yellow abdomen.

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Common Garden Katydid | Caedicia simplex photo
Common Garden Katydid

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



INSECT FACTS

Identification
This Common Garden Katydid resembles the Gum Leaf Katydid but is smaller. They have bright pink and yellow markings on the abdomen that is hidden by the wings. The males make a sound to attract females by rubbing their forewings together. They move around slowly and will hop away a short distance if disturbed.

Size
40mm

Habitat
found on foliage of various plants

Food
leaves and flowers.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Orthoptera
Family:Tettigoniidae
Genus:Caedicia
Species:simplex
Common Name:Common Garden Katydid