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Caedicia simplex

3 Common Garden Katydid at suppressed

Caedicia simplex at suppressed - 11 Jan 2022
Caedicia simplex at suppressed - 11 Jan 2022
Caedicia simplex at suppressed - 11 Jan 2022
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Identification history

Caedicia simplex 15 Jan 2022 RogerF
Phaneropterinae 12 Jan 2022 LisaH

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6 comments

   13 Jan 2022
such an exotic looking insect! great find!
LisaH wrote:
   13 Jan 2022
Thank you - it I beautiful, isn’t it?
LisaH wrote:
   16 Jan 2022
Thank you for the ID, Roger. I am curious to know what other information I need to photograph? I thought the striped legs and face matched the photo ID on the species list for bush katydid, but I assume you need more photos of different areas of the katydid than I provided?
RogerF wrote:
   16 Jan 2022
Which species is the bush Katydid? The early instar nymphs of all Caedicias, according to Rentz, have speckled appearance. Maybe we should call this nymph Caedicia sp.
LisaH wrote:
   16 Jan 2022
Ummm - I'm sorry - I just searched on this site, and came up with this link, upon which I based by guessed ID: https://southcoast-nsw.naturemapr.org/species/10147
RogerF wrote:
   16 Jan 2022
No worries, you did well. My friend Paul Wittingdon has a picture of a speckled nymph on SCNM that he has simply identified to family Phaneropterinae, bush katydids. Its almost certainly a Caedicia. He has now left SCNM and is with I-naturalist. Caedicia simplex is still the commonest species in your area.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 11 Jan 2022 09:32 PM Recorded on
  • LisaH Recorded by

Additional information

  • Less than 5mm Animal size

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