David Rentz: A guide to the katydids of Australia

  title={David Rentz: A guide to the katydids of Australia},
  author={Tim R New},
  journal={Journal of Insect Conservation},
  • T. New
  • Published 15 July 2010
  • Art
  • Journal of Insect Conservation
Katydids (also known as ‘long-horned grasshoppers’ or ‘bush-crickets’, amidst a variety of other common names that may infer spurious relationships with other groups of Orthoptera) are the members of the distinctive family Tettigoniidae, one of the largest families in the order and with a rich Australian fauna exceeding a thousand species. David Rentz is acknowledged globally as the leading authority on these insects, and is a prolific writer on their systematics; his projected series of… 

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