Animal Species:Common Garden Katydid

The Common Garden Katydid is frequently seen in Sydney and most cities in Australia throughout the year.

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Standard Common Name

Common Garden Katydid

Identification

Although the adults of the Common Garden Katydid are always green, the nymphs take on the colour of whatever they have been eating. Nymphs may be bright pink if they have been feeding on red roses, or yellow if they have been feeding on Cassia flowers. The colour may remain for several moults.

Size range

6 cm

Distribution

The Common Garden Katydid is found throughout Australia.

Habitat

The Common Garden Katydid lives in urban areas, forests and woodlands.

Feeding and Diet

The Common Garden Katydid can be found living in and feeding on a variety of garden shrubs as well as Australian native plants.

Life cycle

Female Common Garden Katydids deposit their eggs, which resemble black seeds, onto leaves and branches.

Classification

Species:
simplex
Genus:
Caedicia
Subfamily:
Phaneropterinae
Family:
Tettigonidae
Superfamily:
Tettigonioidea
Order:
Orthoptera
Class:
Insecta
Subphylum:
Uniramia
Phylum:
Arthopoda
Kingdom:
Animalia

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