False Gumleaf Grasshopper
Contrasting Colours
Ellura
False Gumleaf Grasshopper
Outside Rear Leg
 
    
False Gumleaf Grasshopper (Goniaeoidea sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Short-horned Grasshopper (Acrididae)
Species: False Gumleaf Grasshopper (Goniaeoidea sp)
This Photo:     Pronotum in profile

Thank you Robert Read & Matthew Connors for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~33mm long.
Reddish wings contrast with grey body & off-white pronotum & head. Thru the damaged forwings, it looks like the hindwings are dark brown. Wings end with the abdomen.
Inside hind legs are black lined with dark red/maroon. They are remarkably plain coloured on the outside hinde legs. The rear tibia goes from green at the top thru blue to purple at the base, with purple feet.
Antennae are slightly wedge shaped, with slightly reddish-brown tips from halfway along.
Pronotum dorsally with very straight trailing edged triangle. Pronotoum has 3-4 strong sutures.

Copyright © 2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 27-Feb-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.