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


Silent Bush Cricket - Riatina sp. or Aphonoides sp. 


This page contains pictures and information about the Silent Bush Crickets that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. They are also known as Narrow Bush Crickets and Graceful Silent Bush Crickets. 
Body length 30mm 
Bush Cricket of genus Aphonoides or Riatina are usually pale in colour, like this one. They do not have the stridulatory apparatus, i.e., they do not make any sound like other crickets and katydids do. Most of them live on leaves in rainforests, although we found this one in Eucalypt Forest.
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Mid summer in Karawatha Forest, we found this Tree Cricket hiding under leaf during the day. It walked away slowly when we disturbed. It is pale brown in colour. It has very long antenna, longer than twice the body length. 
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Last instars  

1. Grasshopper Country - the Abundant Orthopteroid Insects of Australia, D Rentz, UNSW Press, 1996, p144.
2. Aphonoides angustissimus - Australian Insect Common Names, CSIRO,16 June 2005. 
3. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009, (Riatina sp.)

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