Spotted Predatory Katydid
S1, Female, profile
Spotted Predatory Katydid
S1, Female, profile, Squatting
Spotted Predatory Katydid (Chlorobalius leucoviridis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Katydid (Tettigoniidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Spotted Predatory Katydid (Chlorobalius leucoviridis)
This Photo:     🔍S1, Female, profile, closer🔎

Thank you Matthew Connors for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~33mm long (head & body) female. The antennae, legs, wings and ovi-positor extend much further.
Notic how the spots camouflage perfectly with Melaleuca lanceolata buds.
Notice the large number of spines, 4 sided on the middle & rear tibia. Paired on the front tibia. They are white, with black tips, & paired on the ventral side of all 6 femurs.
One female specimen found in Melaleuca lanceolata in Feb.

Copyright © 2023-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 19-Feb-2023
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.