Silent Bush Cricket -
Riatina sp. or Aphonoides sp.
- This page contains pictures and information about the Silent
Bush Crickets that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland,
Australia. They are also known as Narrow Bush Crickets and Graceful Silent
- Body length 30mm
Cricket of genus Aphonoides or Riatina are
usually pale in colour, like this one. They do not have the stridulatory
apparatus, i.e., they do not make any sound like other crickets and katydids
do. Most of them live on leaves in rainforests, although we found this one in
- Mid summer in Karawatha Forest, we found this Tree Cricket hiding under
leaf during the day. It walked away slowly when we disturbed. It is pale brown
in colour. It has very long antenna, longer than twice the body length.
- Last instars
- 1. Grasshopper
Country - the Abundant Orthopteroid Insects of Australia, D Rentz,
UNSW Press, 1996, p144.
- 2. Aphonoides angustissimus
- Australian Insect Common Names, CSIRO,16 June 2005.
- 3. Northern
Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009, (Riatina sp.)
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