S1 Male, pronotum
Upolu Grass Katydid
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)|
|Family:||Katydid (Tettigoniidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Bush Katydid (Caedicia simplex)|
|This Photo:||🔍S2 Male, Abdomen Colours🔎|
|Other name:||Common Garden Katydid|
Thank you Stephen Fricker for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
Females have a shortish, but visible, ovi-positor.
Colours seem variable, with pure green like here, or with red highlights similar to our adult Torbia viridissima.
Very hard to distinguish from Torbia sp. We've used the wing venation in relation to the leading edge as our guide. With these, the leading edge curves in, near the main vein, near the tip of the wing. With Torbia, it's leading edge is straighter, so apears further from the main vein. The legs of Torbia are also longer, so the rear thigh extends well past the end of the body. Where as here, with Caedicia, the knee is close to the end of the body. This is difficult to see as soon as there's any angle on the camera shot.