insects and spiders in my garden
|Common Garden Katydid (Caedicia simplex)|
The Common Garden Katydid is found on the foliage of different plants. they eat leaves and flowers. they are usually well camouflaged, although in the case of this individual I think he would be safter on a green leaf. Males attract females by rubbing their forewings together to produce a sound.
|Gum Leaf Beetle ( Paropsis sp )|
|Lily Leaf Beetle (Lilioceri|
|Blowfly ( Amenia unknown species )|
|Garden Mantis (Orthodera ministrali|
|Dome Web Spider ( Cyrtophora moluccensis )|
|Christmas Beetle ( Anoplognat|
|Psyllid. also known as Jumping Plant Louse|
Psyllids are sap sucking bugs. When disturbed they jump or fly away. They are very host specific, feeding on plants from one or a few related families. In my garden they seem to like lots of plants.
The Black House Spider is found on tree trunks, inside curled up leaves and around the house under the eaves, on window ledges and similar places. It eats insects such as moths, flies and beetles. The female never leaves her web unless she is forced to. When ready to mate males search for females in their webs, and pluck the web to attract her attention. This photo looks like a male visiting a female in her web.