Adult: profile, Legs Up
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)|
|Family:||Short-horned Grasshopper (Acrididae)|
|Species:||Red-legged Urnisa (Urnisa rugosa)|
|This Photo:||Camouflage but Purple Foot|
Thank you Matthew Connors for identifying this species for us
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
Originally considered this to be Peakesia hospita.