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Katydid
Caedicia
Distinctive Markings
Green, wings folded over back.
Identifying Characters
Body green with wings folded over the abdomen like the roof of a house. Long antennae on the head. Body up to 4 cm long.
Habitat
Gardens, grasslands and eucalypt forests.
Biology
Katydids are active at night and eat plants. Males make sounds which are higher pitched than the Black Field Cricket. They usually walk or fly away if disturbed.
Distribution
Throughout Australia, including across Victoria.
Other Information
Diet Herbivore
Taxonomy:
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Orthoptera
Family Tettigoniidae
Genus Caedicia
taxonsubgroup Grasshoppers and crickets
Status:
Not threatened
Identification:
Colour Green
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