Whole, dorsal
Profile, Legs Up
Peakesia (Peakesia hospita)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Grasshopper (Acrididae)
Species: Peakesia (Peakesia hospita)
This Photo:     Camouflage

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
The stark colours of our wildlife are often a surprise.
Here we see the redness of the inside legs blending in so well with Eucalypt leaf stalks.
Still can't work out how the purple feet fit in

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 26-Oct-2014
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.