Common Garden Katydid
The Common Garden Katydid is frequently seen in Sydney and most cities in Australia throughout the year.
Although the adults of the Common Garden Katydid are always green, the nymphs take on the colour of whatever they have been eating. Nymphs may be bright pink if they have been feeding on red roses, or yellow if they have been feeding on Cassiaflowers. The colour may remain for several moults.
The Common Garden Katydid lives in urban areas, forests and woodlands.
The Common Garden Katydid is found throughout Australia.
Feeding and diet
The Common Garden Katydid can be found living in and feeding on a variety of garden shrubs as well as Australian native plants.
Life history cycle
Female Common Garden Katydids deposit their eggs, which resemble black seeds, onto leaves and branches.