Mimetic Gumleaf Grasshopper
Giant Crested Grasshopper
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)|
|Family:||Short-horned Grasshopper (Acrididae)|
|Species:||Mimetic Gumleaf Grasshopper (Goniaea opomaloides)|
|This Photo:||Adult: Colour Variation|
Thank you Robert Read for confirming the id and Matthew Connors for helping with the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills, the Riverland and elsewhere
Smaller than other Gumleaf grasshoppers.
We thought some of these were G. volcans. When we quizzed Matthew on the notch in the 3 line (sulcus) on the pronotum on some of the specimens we photographed he said "G. opomaloides can have a notch there too but not always - the key feature is that the pronotum isn't arched at all (it's depressed here in fact which is a little weird)."