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Australian Katydids



Katydids

Diurnal Predatory Katydid
(Austrophlugis malidupa)
Diurnal Predatory Katydid
The Diurnal Predatory Katydid is a fairly small green cricket with large eyes and a dark stripe down the back. The antennae are long and thin. Females have a short black ovispoitor. It is found on foliage during the day and sometimes is attracted to... Click to continue>
Common Garden Katydid
(Caedicia simplex)
Common Garden Katydid
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... Click to continue>
Spotted Predatory Katydid
(Chlorobalius leucoviridis)
Spotted Predatory Katydid
The Spotted Predatory Katydid is a green katydid with white spots and lines. The head is green has white vertical lines. This katydid has large spines on the front legs to grasp and hold their prey. The wings are also green with white spots and are... Click to continue>
Blackish Meadow Katydid
(Conocephalus semivittatus)
Blackish Meadow Katydid
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.... Click to continue>
Spiny Rainforest Katydid
(Phricta aberrans)
Spiny Rainforest Katydid
The Spiny Rainforest Katydid is a very unusual subtropical rainforest katydid from eastern Queensland and northern New South Wales. The body and legs have numerous thorny spines and antennae are very long. The insect is greenish above with different... Click to continue>
Lesson's Snout-nose
(Pseudorhyncus Lessonii)
Lesson's Snout-nose
Lesson's Snout-nose is a fairly large green katydid with pointed head. It makes an incredibly loud high-pitched buzzing sound that can be heard from a long way off. Click to continue>
Katydid
(Tettigoniidae family )
Katydid
An immature katydid from the Tettigoniidae family with purple legs and antennae. Not sure what species this is. Click to continue>
Gum Leaf Katydid
(Torbia viridissima)
Gum Leaf Katydid
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. Click to continue>


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