GUMLEAF GRASSHOPPER FACTS
Goniaea is a genus of grasshoppers that resemble a dead leaf, with similar mottling and veins as a brown leaf. There is a prominent ridge on the plate behind the head. Some species have the appearance of a Eucalypt leaf or Gem leaf, and other species resemble an Acacia (Wattle) leaf. This camouflage helps the species survive in the Australian bush. Both males and females have wings.
on the ground in woodland or bushland amongst leaf litter
feeds on plant foliage
the grasshopper life cycle has three stages from egg to nymph to adult. The female lays eggs in the ground which hatch into tiny nymphs. The nymphs which look like small wingless grasshoppers go through several moults before becoming adult grasshoppers.
|Common Name:||Gumleaf Grasshopper|