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Apline katydid

Tinzeda sp. (poss. T. sororoides)

Description:

A very attractive katydid adorned with white pin-striping along her wings. This female appears gravid and was not prepared to (or able to) fly away.

Habitat:

Found on young snow gum (Eucalyptus pauciflora) on Mt Macedon

Notes:

Occurance records http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b... http://orthoptera.speciesfile.org/common... Alpine katydid http://museumvictoria.com.au/about/mv-bl...

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7 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Good find Martin... a pretty reminder that the Alpine areas hold much to be spotted.

MartinL
MartinL 5 years ago

Thanks Cindy, its the cutest katydid that I've seen.

Love the edging on this one!

MartinL
MartinL 5 years ago

This is a female Tinzeda sp, possibly Tinzeda sororoides.
http://davesgarden.com/guides/bf/showima...
http://orthoptera.speciesfile.org/common...
Thanks to David Rentz for the ID.

MartinL
MartinL 5 years ago

I have had a suggestion that it is a predatory katydid (carnivorous) but can still find no leads.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

not grasshopper tim

Timoshanty
Timoshanty 5 years ago

grasshopper

Lat: -37.39, Long: 144.58

Spotted on Feb 13, 2014
Submitted on Feb 13, 2014

Spotted for mission

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