Animal Species:Blackish Meadow Katydid

The Blackish Meadow Katydid is common in Australia.

Standard Common Name

Blackish Meadow Katydid

Identification

Blackish Meadow Katydids vary in colour throughout their distribution, with darker individuals occuring in the southern part of their distribution.

Size range

1.0 cm - 2.5 cm

Distribution

The Blackish Meadow Katydid is found in Queensland, Lord Howe Island and New South Wales.

Habitat

The Blackish Meadow Katydid lives in urban areas, forests and woodlands.

Feeding and Diet

Found among grasses and reeds, or plants with large, narrow leaves such as Lomandra and Dianella species, the adult Blackish Meadow Katydids feed on the flowers and seeds.

Communication

At times Blackish Meadow Katydids can occur in large numbers, and their low buzzing calls are commonly heard throughout summer.

Classification

Species:
semivittatus
Genus:
Conocephalus
Subfamily:
Conocephalinae
Family:
Tettagonidae
Superfamily:
Tettagonioidea
Suborder:
Ensifera
Order:
Orthoptera
Class:
Insecta
Subphylum:
Uniramia
Phylum:
Arthopoda
Kingdom:
Animalia

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