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Phaneropterinae

Bush Katydids at Bega, NSW

Phaneropterinae at Bega, NSW - 19 Jul 2017
Phaneropterinae at Bega, NSW - 19 Jul 2017
Phaneropterinae at Bega, NSW - 19 Jul 2017
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Identification history

Unidentified 19 Jul 2017 alirodway

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4 comments

   20 Jul 2017
Looks like some sort of weird combination of fireweed and paspalum to me. I'd need to see a bit more context.
alirodway wrote:
   20 Jul 2017
They remind me of paspalum seeds too and are about that size but they look like images of Katydid eggs I saw on the internet. A landholder brought in this specimen from Furner's Rd Bemboka.
   3 Dec 2018
I can confirm that these are katydid eggs and I can confidently name the species that laid them - Torbia perficita, Giant Torbia. In the latest issue of Victorian Entomologist, Linda Rogan shows photos of the adult of this species as well as the eggs laid by it. They are identical to the images in this sighting.
   3 Dec 2018
On reflection, I think I was a bit overenthusiastic in going to the species level with this one. As a developmental biologist I should have known better! So I've changed this to subfamily Phaneropterinae (Bush Katydids).

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 200 Abundance
  • 19 Jul 2017 12:49 PM Recorded on
  • alirodway Recorded by
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