Animal Species:Mimicking Snout-nosed Katydid

The Mimicking Snout-nosed Katydid is the loudest katydid heard near the coast in Sydney.

Standard Common Name

Mimicking Snout-nosed Katydid

Identification

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.

Size range

3-6 cm

Distribution

The Mimicking Snout-nosed Katydid is found in Southern Queensland and coastal New South Wales.

Habitat

The Mimicking Snout-nosed Katydid lives in urban areas and grassy woodlands.

Communication

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.

Classification

Species:
mimeticus
Genus:
Pseudorhynchus
Subfamily:
Conocephalinae
Family:
Tettigonidae
Superfamily:
Tettigonioidea
Suborder:
Ensifera
Order:
Orthoptera
Class:
Insecta
Subphylum:
Uniramia
Phylum:
Arthopoda
Kingdom:
Animalia

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