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Twig-mimicking Katydid During an evening walk, I came upon this awesome creature resting on a sandstone wall which obviously rendered its superb mimicry redundant at that moment! These katydids are nocturnally active, feeding on the nectar of flowering trees and shrubs. <br />
I had to sacrifice some antennae length in the shot to keep detail. They were insanely long, over twice the length of the body. Approx&#039; 4cm body length. Australia,Geotagged,Macro,Night,Orthoptera,Spring,Tettigoniidae,Zaprochilus australis,fauna,insect,invertebrate,katydid,mimicry,new south wales Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Twig-mimicking Katydid

During an evening walk, I came upon this awesome creature resting on a sandstone wall which obviously rendered its superb mimicry redundant at that moment! These katydids are nocturnally active, feeding on the nectar of flowering trees and shrubs.
I had to sacrifice some antennae length in the shot to keep detail. They were insanely long, over twice the length of the body. Approx' 4cm body length.

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  1. Incredible. Very beautiful and unusual creature :) Posted one year ago

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Zaprochilus australis is a species of arboreal cricket in the Tettigoniidae family.

Similar species: Grasshoppers And Crickets
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Aug 8, 2018. Captured Oct 4, 2017 22:00 in The Esplanade, Speers Point NSW 2284, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/99s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm