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


Unknown Bush Katydid Nymph I - ? Caedicia sp.


This page contains pictures and information about the Unknown Bush Katydid Nymphs that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.  
Nymph, body length 20mm
We found this nymph many times but did not known their adult forms yet. Next time if we found some last instars we may keep them to see what the adults look like, We think it could be the Brisbane Garden Katydid nymph but not exactly sure. 
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Body length 20mm 
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Brown form, body length 10mm  
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Body length 15mm, pictures taken during mid summer in Karawatha forest.
The nymphs' body can be in different colours, either green, greenish-brown or pink. It seems that that body colour adapted to their living environment.  
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Green form, body length 10mm  
Why some nymphs are pink in colour? Well, if you know some plants' new shots are pink in colour. In pink is a well camouflage. 
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Greenish-brown form, body length 10mm 
However, the later instars were all in green colour, with brown pattern on the back.
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Ping form, body length 10mm 

1. Common Garden Katydid Fact File - Wildlife of Sydney, Australian Museum 2007 
2. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p384.
3. Grasshopper Country - the Abundant Orthopteroid Insects of Australia, D Rentz, UNSW Press, 1996, p112.

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Last updated: June 04, 2011.