Crickets and Katydids
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Crickets and Katydids Biology
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Striped Raspy Cricket
Spider Face Leaf-rolling Cricket
Three Eyed Leaf-rolling Cricket
Pale-brown Leaf-rolling Cricket 
Greenish Meadow Katydid
Whitish Meadow katydid 
Blackish Meadow Katydid
Reddish Meadow Katydid 
Spine-headed Katydid 
Predatory Katydid
Short-winged Swayer 
Snub-nose Katydid 
Brown-backed Katydid
White-backed Nymph
Naskrecki's Bush Katydid 
32-Spotted Katydid
Speckled Katydid
Common Garden Katydid 
Common Garden Katydid
Brisbane Garden Katydid
Dark Green Katydid 
Unknown Nymph- I
Unknown Nymph- II 
Small Grassland Katydid
Gum Leaf Katydid  
Mountain Katydid
Unidentified Katydids
Slow-chirping Cricket
Silent Leaf-runner
Spider Cricket
Ground Cricket 1
Ground Cricket 2 
Silent Bush Cricket
Scaled Cricket 
Common Mole Cricket
Dark Night Mole Cricket 

Unidentified Cricket


Blackish Meadow Katydid - Conocephalus (Anisoptera) semivittatus


This page contains pictures and information about the Blackish Meadow Katydids that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.  

Male, short-winged form, body length 20mm
This Blackish Meadow Katydid is also common in Brisbane bushlands. We usually found this katydid on short grasses or vegetations near the ground level. This species is active during night time.  
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Nymphs of this species are predaceous. They feed on eggs and nymphs of Paddy Bugs Leptocorisa sp. while adults often feed on grass flowers and seeds.   
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This katydid species adult may have long-winged and short-winged form, but it seems that short-winged form may be more common.
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1. Insects of Australia - CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p382.
2. Grasshopper Country - the Abundant Orthopteroid Insects of Australia, D Rentz, UNSW Press, 1996, p94.
3. Blackish Meadow Katydid Fact File - Wildlife of Sydney, Australian Museum online. 
4. A Guide to the Katydids of Australia - David Rentz, CSIRO PUBLISHING, 2010, p104. 
5. A revision of the Pacific species of Conocephalus Thunberg (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) - Pitkin, L.M. 1980, Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 41(5): 315-355 [350]. 

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