Xederra barbaraeCommon name: Barbara's Xederra

Meaning of name: Unknown.

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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