Calperum Gumleaf Katydid
S1:Female Nymph, Released, camouflage
Ellura
Southern Bush Katydid
Male, dorsal
 
      
Calperum Gumleaf Katydid (Terpandrus calperum)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Katydid (Tettigoniidae)
Species: Calperum Gumleaf Katydid (Terpandrus calperum)
This Photo:     S2:Female Nymph, ventral

Thank you Robert Read for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~25mm long
Note the black knees and 6 projections under the body.
Location suggests this species and it doesn't match the photo in Rentz's Katydid book of T.splendidus.
But there's precious little info on how to separate out the species.

Copyright © 2020-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 08-Nov-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.