Xederra barbaraeCommon name: Barbara's Xederra
Distribution: Found in the southwest of Western Australia.
Description: The larger of the photographed katydids had a body length of approximately 24 millimetres (excluding the ovipositor).
Notes: These katydids are ground-dwelling, preferring dry leaf litter. They may be threatened by repetitive burning, which removes both their habitat and the katydids themselves.
This katydid has been photographed in October and December.
References: A Guide to the Katydids of Australia. David Rentz. 2010
Identification courtesy of David Knowles.
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