Common name : Common garden katydid

Scientific name : Caedicia simplex

Family : Tettigoniidae

Native to : Australia

Interesting fact : These insects are named so because of the song they create when they try to attract females, ‘katydid’.

   Like other member in its species, the common garden katydid rubs its forewings to create a sound to attract the female. Its length is about 40 mm. Its diet is comprised of leaves and flowers of various plants. Closely resembling a leaf, these insects are well known for camouflaging themselves and mimicking the shape and colour of leaves.

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