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Tettigoniidae species


Approx. 80 mm in length, leaf green colour this Katydid imitates a gum leaf perfectly, even the veins, edge colour, shapes and shades of the leaves are replicated to perfection. Also known as a Long horned Grasshopper or Bush Cricket - they are more closely related to crickets than grasshoppers. Antennae longer than body. Katydids feed on leaves, seeds, bark, flowers, some are predatory and eat insects and/or small vertebrates. Image 3 shows the Katydid and leaf accessory. Image 2 shows the Katydid with sunlight highlighting the length of the body (seen as shadow) compared to length of the wings which make up much of the body length.


Found in every continent except Antarctica, mostly existing happily in tropical, sub-tropical and temperate regions and habitat types. This one in dry woodland near damp section close to creek.

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New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on May 9, 2014
Submitted on May 9, 2014

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