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


Speckled Katydid - Diastella latifolia


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

Length 35mm. 
The katydid looks similar to those Caedicia species, although it has the stout body and shorter wings.
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We found this species once in Ford Road Conservation Area late summer Jan 2009. The katydid was wandering on grass near the forest floor. 
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It was slow-moving, although it did jump and fly to a meter away when we came too closely. 
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We found the katydid on the same host plants a couple of times.


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Body length 15mm
Pictures were taken in Ford Road Conservation Areas on Jan 2009. We believe this is the nymph of the Speckled Katydid and they were found in the same area. 

1. Grasshopper Country - the Abundant Orthopteroid Insects of Australia, D Rentz, UNSW Press, 1996, p112. 
2. Katydids - subfamily Phaneropterinae - lifeunseen.com, by Nick Monaghan.
3. Genus Diastella Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1878 - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, 2009.   
4. A Guide to the Katydids of Australia - David Rentz, CSIRO PUBLISHING, 2010, p162. 

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