Metaballus frontalisCommon name: Common Marauding Katydid
Distribution: Found in south-west Western Australia.
Description: The larger of these photographed katydids had a body length of approximately 8 centimetres.
Notes: Marauding katydids eat other insects and will eat flowers.
We have seen these katydids in October and December.
References: A Guide to the Katydids of Australia. David Rentz. 2010
Identification courtesy of David Knowles.
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