Subfamily Meconematine -
This page contains pictures and information about Swayer Katydids that we found in
the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
The katydids in this family are usually small and greenish. They have long
legs, with front pair of legs spiny. They are predator
to other small insects. As other katydids they sing as well. However they cannot
be hear by human for the sing in ultrasonic frequency.
- Diurnal Predatory Katydid, Swayer
- Austrophlugis orumbera, body length 25mm
- We sometimes see this Diurnal Predatory Katydids in Yugarapul
Park in Brisbane during mid summer. This katydids are green in colour with
spiny legs. They have a pair of large eyes on their head. They are fast
moving wandering on plants. More pictures and information please click here.
- Short-winged Swayer
- Lucienola sp., female, body length 20mm
- In Wishart Outlook, we found this Predatory Katydid with well
developed ovipositor but poorly developed wings. Both males and females of this
species are short-winged. Please check this page
for more information.
- 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, p101
- 3. Austrophlugis malidupa - Australian Insect Common Names, version 1.53, CSIRO.
- 4. A Guide to the Katydids of Australia - David Rentz, CSIRO PUBLISHING, 2010,
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