Crickets and Katydids
Field Guide
Crickets and Katydids Biology
Questions for Discussion

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


Trues - Subfamily Pseudophyllinae 


This page contains pictures and information about True Katydids in subfamily Pseudophyllinae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

The first species called "katydid", Pterophylla camellifolia, an America species, is in this subfamily. This is why this subfamily called True Katydids. They can be found in tropical regions.
Species in this subfamily are usually large in size. Most species are found in Rainforest. 

Snub-nose Katydid - Mastigaphoides sp.

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This katydid looks exactly like a leaf. We found this in Lamington National Park at night in late summer 2002. It was resting on a tree trunk. It should be on the tree top. Also notice that both its long antennae were broken. Something must have happened to it.
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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, p101.
3. A Guide to the Katydids of Australia - David Rentz, CSIRO PUBLISHING, 2010, p141. 

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