Bush Katydid
Female Nymph: profile
Ellura
Bush Katydid
Female Nymph: ventral
 
    
Bush Katydid (Tinzeda sp?)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Katydid (Tettigoniidae)
Species: Bush Katydid (Tinzeda sp?)
This Photo:     Female Nymph: antenna

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee) & in the Adelaide Hills
You can see a pale line which appears to be a ridge above the abdomen behind the pronotum. With the male it's pink, white in the female. This are actually the edges of the forming hind wings. The anterior shot of the male highlights this quite well.
There is also a very pale, broken line underneath the abdomen.
These specimens were caught on the same day. Both were ~18mm long.
The female has a very knife like, curved, ovipositor.

Copyright © 2015- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-Sep-2015
This species is an Australian Native Species