(de Jong, 1960)
English : Malaysian black katydid
French : Sauterelle noire de Karny
Class : Insecta
Order : Orthoptera
Family : Tettigoniidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
This species grows to about 8 to 10 cm in length. Head, cephalothorax and abdomen black with clear eyes. Large black legs. Wings are longer than abdomen and retracted in a cylinder shape. Coloration black with beige mottling.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in South East Asia. So far, it has only been recorded in Peninsular Malaysia, in the state of Perak. Lives in tropical primary and possibly secondary rainforests.
IUCN RED LIST : NOT LISTED
CITES : Not listed
Status : The species hasn’t been listed by IUCN. Its population status and true range are poorly understood and so are the threats it could be facing.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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