Animal Species:Olive-green Coastal Katydid
The Olive-green Coastal Katydid belongs to the family Tettigoniidae, which includes about 1000 Australian species
Standard Common Name
Olive-green Coastal Katydid
Number of species
The Olive-green Coastal Katydid is found in Queensland and New South Wales.
The Olive-green Coastal Katydid lives in urban areas, rural areas, grassy woodlands.
Feeding and Diet
The Olive-green Coastal Katydid is nocturnal and feeds on fruits and flowers using its powerful jaws.
Other behaviours and adaptations
During the day the Olive-green Coastal Katydid gathers in small groups and rests among foliage, where it is camouflaged. It has also been known to enter houses and rest in the folds of curtains. Under laboratory conditions, individuals return to the same nesting sites, but exactly how they navigate is unknown.
Male Olive-green Coastal Katydids can be heard calling (or stridulating) in urban areas of Sydney, particularly parks and gardens. Like most katydids, it is only the male that stridulates and sound is produced when one fore wing is scraped against the other.