Red-legged Urnisa
Dorsal
Ellura
Eastern Urnisa
Adult: profile, Legs Up
 
    
Red-legged Urnisa (Urnisa rugosa)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.

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.