Giant Crested Grasshopper
Ventral
Ellura
Black-faced Macrotona
Ventral
 
    
Black-faced Macrotona (Macrotona cf australis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Short-horned Grasshopper (Acrididae)
Species: Black-faced Macrotona (Macrotona cf australis)
This Photo:     Dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
The black face separates this out from the Inland Grasshopper (M. securiformis) in the area. We found one of each species on Ellura on the same day.

Copyright © 2017- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Jan-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.