Bush Katydid
Male Nymph: ventral
Southern Bush Katydid
Male, profile
Southern Bush Katydid (Tinzeda sororoides)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Katydid (Tettigoniidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Southern Bush Katydid (Tinzeda sororoides)
This Photo:     🔍Male, dorsal🔎

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
1st Live Photo on-line:
This is the 1st record for this species in South Australia, and only the 2nd in Australia, on the ALA website (www.ala.org.au)
Notice the diagnostic black spots along the top edge of the upper white wing stripe.
We have now found 3 specimens (2m & 1f) in Oct, Nov & Dec.

Copyright © 2015-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 08-Oct-2015
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.