Common Name:
Tropical Leaf Katydid

Papua New Guinea
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The tropical leaf katydid feeds year round on the leaves and flowers of trees. It remains still, camouflaged among leaves during the day.

At night a male attracts a female by making loud sounds unique to the species with leg rubbing movements. The female recognises the sound and approaches the male. The female lays eggs in cuts made in the food plant with her sharp ovipositor.

The tropical leaf katydid is no threat to people but is endangered when its habitat is destroyed by human activity.

Siliquofera grandis