Confusing Pygmy Cricket
S2, Female: dorsal
Mallee Dwarf Cricket
Female: dorsal
Confusing Pygmy Cricket (Pteronemobius truncatus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Pygmy Cricket (Grylloidea: Trigonidiidae)
Species: Confusing Pygmy Cricket (Pteronemobius truncatus)
This Photo:     S1, Female: profile

Thank you Matthew Connors for confirming the identification of this species

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Our first winged pygmy cricket. We found 2 dead females, on the same day in February. While we prefer to use live specimens, we also use dead ones until we find live ones to publish. Unfortunately we didn't realise the insect pots were full of moth scales, so got these covered ruining the quality of the diagnostic we can gather.
Body & head ~6 mm, with ovipositor at just over 2mm.
These are found in the Murray Mallee, but few records can be found on-line.

Copyright © 2019- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Feb-2019
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.