Southern Bush Katydid
Male, profile
Southern Bush Katydid
Male, mouth
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, head🔎

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 (
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.