Sydney Gum Leaf Katydid, Terpandrus horridus Click to enlarge image
Sydney Gum Leaf Katydid, Terpandrus horridus Image: Peter Forward
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Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    horridus
    Genus
    Terpandrus
    Subfamily
    Listroscelidinae
    Family
    Tettigonidae
    Super Family
    Tettigonioidea
    Suborder
    Ensifera
    Order
    Orthoptera
    Class
    Insecta
    Subphylum
    Uniramia
    Phylum
    Arthopoda
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    3 cm - 6 cm

Introduction

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

Habitat

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

Distribution

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

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.