Crickets and Katydids
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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


Short-winged Swayer - Lucienola sp.


This page contains pictures and information about the Short-winged Swayer Katydids that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. 

Female, body length 20mm
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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.
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We also found this wingless nymph on red flowers in Brisbane Botanic Garden. 

1. Austrophlugis malidupa - Australian Insect Common Names, version 1.53, CSIRO. 
2. Austrophlugis sp. - Tettigoniidae, Insects of Townsville, Australia, by Graeme Cocks.  
3. A Guide to the Katydids of Australia - David Rentz, CSIRO PUBLISHING, 2010, p110. 

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Last updated: May 29, 2011.