For the identification of insects and other fauna and flora of South Africa.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Acacia Katydid (Terpnistria zebrata)

Family Tettigoniidae

They are large in size, this one being about 4-5cm in body length.
The leg spines resemble Acacia leaflets and coloration matches Acacia foliage on which they are found.
They are found throughout SA except for the Cape and arid regions.
Info: Field Guide to Insects of South Africa