Animal Species:Mimicking Snout-nosed Katydid
The Mimicking Snout-nosed Katydid is the loudest katydid heard near the coast in Sydney.
The Mimicking Snout-nosed Katydid can be green or brown, and lives among various grasses. It has strong mandibles for cracking grass seeds and, if carelessly handled, can give a nasty bite.
Members of the genus Pseudorhynchus are known as the snout-nosed katydids. They have a projection between the base of their antennae resembling a snout.
The Mimicking Snout-nosed Katydid is found in Southern Queensland and coastal New South Wales.
The Mimicking Snout-nosed Katydid lives in urban areas and grassy woodlands.
The sound of the Mimicking Snout-nosed Katydid may be confused with that of cicadas, however there are no cicadas in Sydney that sing from grasses with a loud buzzing sound at night.