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Old Sep 15, 2010, 6:04 AM   #1
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We took these photos in early April at Wollomombi in the Oxley Wild Rivers National ParK which is in the Northern Tablelands of New England, NSW. We haven't been able to identify it, so I thought I'd ask on Steve's. Does anyone have an inkling ......

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Appreciate any help.

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Old Sep 15, 2010, 6:29 AM   #2
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Female Mountain Katydid (Grasshopper) - I just googled 'insect red blue stripes australia'

http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisb...ainKatydid.htm
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Well I'll be darned!! I have been googling exactly that, and variations, for weeks and it didn't come up. I even googled it after seeing your post and it still hasn't come up — but your post did! (in the google list)

Thank you Martin. I shall bookmark that site.

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Well I'll be darned!! I have been googling exactly that, and variations, for weeks and it didn't come up. I even googled it after seeing your post and it still hasn't come up but your post did! (in the google list)

Thank you Martin. I shall bookmark that site.

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Hi Bernice...

Wow, cool looking bug! I was going to try to be smart and post: "I know what it is... it's an insect"!

But Martin's post took the winds out of my sails. (well done Martin).

Ha ha... Bernice, I know why your google search didn't come up with anything. Google Australia has blocked all access to 'creepy crawlies' searches, so we won't find out all the nasty bugs, beetles, insects, spiders, scorpions that we share the "Great South Land" with here!! It's a secret deal between Google and the Australian Government. Otherwise we'd all run away!! :-)

So only our international friends can access the TRUE info about Aussie animals.

Another reason to stay signed up for Steve's Forums!

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So only our international friends can access the TRUE info about Aussie animals.
That's why we're staying over here
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Good catch, Martin - I recognized it as an Orthopteran, but I would have been searching crickets - I never would have thought it a katydid.

Bernice, Australia certainly has a fauna unique in all the world, insects included. Nice photos of an unusual insect Thanks for the post.
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Very interesting shots, but what an ugly katydid! Please keep them in Australia. LOL
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Hi Bernice...

Wow, cool looking bug! I was going to try to be smart and post: "I know what it is... it's an insect"!

But Martin's post took the winds out of my sails. (well done Martin)....
...... Another reason to stay signed up for Steve's Forums!

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I agree Paul - certainly is a great virtual community here. BTW - don't let your avatar eat that katydid. He wouldn't like it! See the info in Martin's link.

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Good catch, Martin - I recognized it as an Orthopteran, but I would have been searching crickets - I never would have thought it a katydid.

Bernice, Australia certainly has a fauna unique in all the world, insects included. Nice photos of an unusual insect Thanks for the post.
We certainly have our share of the uglies and the fascinating penolta. I was like you - I started my search in the 'crickets'.

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Very interesting shots, but what an ugly katydid! Please keep them in Australia. LOL
I agree with the 'ugly' to some extent Steven. It actually reminds me of a mechanical toy! Pleased you found it interesting. After we saw the info from the web page Martin found, Mark said that he had seen the males before (I haven't) but he had never seen a female so did not connect the two.

Glad everyone found something of interest in our 'bug-hunt'.

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