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ASDP OrthopteraKatydid (Taeniomenae)

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This large katydid is part of the genus group Taeniomenae, that includes the genus Elephantodeta, although it could belong to one of the undescribed genera.

The groups common names include Leaf Katydids and Humpback Katydids.

Katydid - Taeniomenae (genus group), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Katydid – Taeniomenae (genus group), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Katydid - Taeniomenae (genus group), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Katydid – Taeniomenae (genus group), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Katydid - Taeniomenae (genus group), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Katydid – Taeniomenae (genus group), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Katydid - Taeniomenae (genus group), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Katydid – Taeniomenae (genus group), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Katydid - Taeniomenae (genus group), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Katydid – Taeniomenae (genus group), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Katydid - Taeniomenae (genus group), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Katydid – Taeniomenae (genus group), Alice Springs Desert Park NT

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Orthoptera
  • Suborder: Ensifera
  • Superfamily: Tettigonioidea
  • Family: Tettigoniidae
  • Subfamily: Phaneropterinae
  • Genus group: Taeniomenae
  • Genus: Elephantodeta

Footnote & References

  1. Many thanks to Matthew Connors for ID reference to Taeniomenae, Australian Orthopteroids, Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/australian.orthopteroids/
  2. Many thanks to Olivia Nettlefold for ID reference to possible genus Elephantodeta, member of Australian Orthopteroids, Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/australian.orthopteroids/
  3. Taeniomenae Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1878, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/f7297c20-d113-4b81-afd3-535d4d45413a
  4. Elephantodeta Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1878, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https%3A//biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/339486d8-f7bc-4218-aac6-c15975bf7c83
  5. Tribe Taeniomenae, iNaturalistAU, https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/taxa/1507058-Taeniomenae

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