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Australian Grasshoppers



Pyrgomorphs

Vegetable Grasshopper
(Atractomorpha sp)
Vegetable Grasshopper
The Vegetable Grasshopper is bright green with purple tinge on antennae and pink wash on abdomen. They are slow moving and rely on camouflage for protection. They are not strong jumpers or fliers. Click to continue>

Typical Grasshoppers

Bark-mimicking Grasshopper
(Coryphistes ruricola)
Bark-mimicking Grasshopper
The Bark-mimicking Grasshopper is a grey-brown colour with textured pattern. They are well camouflaged when at rest on a tree trunk. They have sword shaped antennae, flattened at the base. Their eyes have a marbled pattern. During the day time, they... Click to continue>
Gumleaf Grasshopper
(Goniaea sp)
Gumleaf Grasshopper
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... Click to continue>
Migratory Locust
(Locusta migratoria)
Migratory Locust
The Migratory Locust is a widespread locust found in Australia and also Asia and Africa. Adults are brown or brownish green. The body is quite stout and a typical grasshopper shape with strong back legs. the wings are yellowish with no distinctive... Click to continue>
Hedge Grasshopper
(Valanga irregularis)
Hedge Grasshopper
The adult Hedge Grasshopper is a large pale brown grasshopper. The nymphs start off green, and sometimes have brown and orange patterns, turning brown before the final moult. Adults hibernate over winter. Click to continue>


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