Southern Bush Katydid
Female, Fastigium, dorsal
Ellura
Gumleaf Katydid
Late Instar, profile
 
                      
Gumleaf Katydid (Torbia viridissima)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Katydid (Tettigoniidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Gumleaf Katydid (Torbia viridissima)
This Photo:     Young Nymph

Thank you Matt Campbell & Matthew Connors 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
Adult Male, ~28mm long.
Now that we have both Torbia & Caedicia here we can't be sure which genus the nymphs belong to. See our Caedicia observation for a discussion of differences.

Similar Species: Bush Katydid (Caedicia simplex)

Copyright © 2012-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Oct-2012
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.