Male Nymph: ventral
Southern Bush Katydid
|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's 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.