Harbingers of the end of the wet season are some of the following orthopteroid insects.
Meet the Mundurra Fierce Predatory Katydid, Hexacentrus mundurra Rentz.
years but only during May. I have recorded it in May 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2014. On our last trip to the Daintree, it was very common and large numbers of individuals would take flight when disturbed during the day. However, after dark many were found sedentary in grass and none were attracted to our lights. This species is a grass feeder.
The only plague of recorded for this species in Australia was 1974-76 during favourable years. However, overseas this species is a major pest of rice, corn, sorghum and related plants.