Lichen Stonehopper
S2: Dorsal
Ellura
Lichen Stonehopper
S3: Juvenile
 
    
Lichen Stonehopper (Cratilopus sp ES1 ?)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Grasshopper (Acrididae)
Species: Lichen Stonehopper (Cratilopus sp ES1 ?)
This Photo:     S2: Profile

Thank you Ethan Beaver for confirming the identification of this species

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
S1 is the only specimen we've captured & measured, ~25mm long.
While they look very similar S2 has some minor differences. It's possible these variations are due to gender, age, environment or different species. In particular, notice the different markings on the pronotum; possibly also a juvenile.
We believe S3 is a juvenile due to it's small size, short antennae (which are darker at the tips) & separated wing buds. It's other markings are the same as 9 of our sightings, except S2.

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 29-Aug-2013
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.