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Blackish Meadow Katydid

Conocephalus (Anisoptera) semivittatus Family TETTIGONIIDAE


Green with black marking on the abdomen and head


I spotted several of these Katydids in my backyard in the outer western suburbs of Sydney yesterday (2/7/20)


according to where I identified the species they are active at night, but the ones I saw were very active during the day

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 years ago

I've not seen this species before. It's quite unusual. It's good to have a break now and then. I had one about 3 years ago, and just had other priorities at the time. It was lovely to come back with renewed focus and some new spottings :)

JamesPriest2 4 years ago

Thank you Neil. Was a pleasant surprise since it was my first spotting upload for quite awhile

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 years ago

Beautiful spotting, James. That's a very handsome critter. Congrats on your nomination for SOTW.

JamesPriest2 4 years ago

Thank you Maria. I agree the first picture is the better of the three.

JamesPriest2 4 years ago

Thank you Mark. I will try and not make the same mistake again. Thank you for the nomination which is a pleasant surprise.

Maria dB
Maria dB 4 years ago

Especially like the first photo!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Great spotting James.
Please leave just the binomial (genus.species) name for scientific name and the rest can go into your notes and/or tags. Thanks for sharing this one.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Jul 2, 2020
Submitted on Jul 3, 2020

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