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  Gum Leaf Katydid (Torbia viridissima)





Gum Leaf Katydid | Torbia viridissima photo
The Gum Leaf Katydid is well camouflaged amongst foliage,

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GUM LEAF KATYDID FACTS

Identification
The Gum Leaf Katydid resembles a gum leaf, with the wings having the colour and vein pattern of a leaf. They are well camouflaged in plants with similar leaf shape and colour. Some adults have brown markings on the legs.

Size
60mm

Habitat
lives amongst leaves

Food
feeds on gum leaves



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Orthoptera
Family:Tettigoniidae
Genus:Torbia
Species:viridissima
Common Name:Gum Leaf Katydid