Bush Katydid
Male Nymph, anterior
Bush Katydid
Male Nymph, ventral
Bush Katydid (Tinzeda cf sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Katydid (Tettigoniidae)
Species: Bush Katydid (Tinzeda cf sp)
This Photo:     Male Nymph, ridge

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
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.

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.