They are found in a variety of arid habitats. Desert shrubs like creosote and jojoba as well as cacti are resting places. They have also been seen in woody areas in addition to open fields. The Greater Arid-land Katydid grows large enough to fill the entire hand of an adult. Spikes on its legs may be used to create a species-specific noise which could aid in identifying it. Females have an ovipositor, a long spine-like 'tail', that is used for depositing eggs.