Pseudophyllus neriifolius F

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SPECIES  Pseudophyllus neriifolius F

ORIGIN   Indonesia

FRAME   20x20xD5cm Made from recycled products. 

DESCRIPTION  Large green/brown female katydid from the family Tettigoniidae.

Grasshoppers, crickets, katydids and locusts make up the order Orthoptera which means 'straight wings'. Most are easily recognisable by their hind legs, which are usually enlarged for jumping. All can be distinguished from other insects by the following features: 

- 2 pairs of wings. The upper wings are more narrow than the hind wings which are held folded under the forewings when resting

- large compound eyes

- powerful modified hind legs ( for jumping )

- ability to produce sounds by rubbing their legs, wings or abdomen together - predominantly males to attract the females

- antennae which can be long and thin ( usually katydids ) or short ( usually grasshoppers ) depending on species 

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