Sunday 20 May 2012: Katydid (Bush Cricket )
Found a couple of Katydids this arvo along with a Mantis ...... I expect it wont belong and the little critters will disappear for the winter.
Katydids, crickets and grasshoppers are in the same family. Their antennae are often two to three times the length of their bodies and this feature helps them to navigate in the dark. Katydid are almost exclusively nocturnal to avoid predators such as birds. They lay their eggs in many places including bark of trees, the soil and in stems of plants. The nymphs are very similar to the adults but are smaller and the wings are not fully developed. The nymph goes through several molts until developed into an adult.