Black Katydid Bogong High Plains
November 5, 2009
What type of bug is this? We saw it on the 20th of January 2008. Near Falls Creek ski resort in the Victorian Alps. Bogong High Plains, Victoria Australia.
-36° 53′ 32.36″, +147° 17′ 26.20″
We had no luck identifying your black Katydid on the Brisbane Insects website. Perhaps one of our readers will have better luck searching the internet than we have had.
I haven’t checked out all the possibilities but this looks very much like a male Mountain Katydid (Acripeza reticulata). Females of the species are flightless. Check out this link to “Dave’s Garden” for more photos and lots of information. Regards.