Animal Species:Sydney Gum Leaf Katydid

The Sydney Gum Leaf Katydid is common in a number of eucalypt and angophora trees in Sydney from mid-summer to autumn.

Standard Common Name

Sydney Gum Leaf Katydid

Size range

3 cm - 6 cm

Distribution

The Sydney Gum Leaf Katydid is found in Sydney and on the Central Coast, New South Wales.

Habitat

The Sydney Gum Leaf Katydid lives in forests and woodlands, and heath.

Feeding and Diet

The Sydney Gum Leaf Katydid is carnivorous and feeds on a variety of insects.

Other behaviours and adaptations

The Sydney Gum Leaf Katydid is well camouflaged, having fore wings with a rough texture resembling gum leaves.

Classification

Species:
horridus
Genus:
Terpandrus
Subfamily:
Listroscelidinae
Family:
Tettigonidae
Superfamily:
Tettigonioidea
Suborder:
Ensifera
Order:
Orthoptera
Class:
Insecta
Subphylum:
Uniramia
Phylum:
Arthopoda
Kingdom:
Animalia

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