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


Three-eyed Leaf-rolling Cricket - Xiphogryllacris orthoxipha


This page contains pictures and information about Three-eyed Leaf-rolling Crickets that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Nymph, body length 20mm 
This Leaf Rolling Cricket has the very large median ocellus which is as large as its compound eyes. So we call it Three-eyed Leaf Rolling Cricket. Unlike the other species we listed, there is no any dark markings on its face.
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Oct 2008 in Daisy Hill we found this nymph hiding between leaves. The retreat was build with two leaves attached by silky materials. From the size of its developing wings, without sword-like ovipositor, we believed it is a male last instars. 
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It does not have the dark face patterns, instead, its face pattern is three white dots. 

1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 380.
2. Grasshopper Country - the Abundant Orthopteroid Insects of Australia, D Rentz, UNSW Press, 1996, p62.  
3. Family GRYLLACRIDIDAE - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, 2008.  

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