Crepitating Spurthroat
Dorsal
Ellura
Blue-legged Hairy Grasshopper
Dorsal
 
    
Crepitating Spurthroat (Scurra marmoralis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Short-horned Grasshopper (Acrididae)
Species: Crepitating Spurthroat (Scurra marmoralis)
This Photo:     Ventral

Thank you Matthew Connors for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
We thought this was Halgania Grasshopper (Histrioacrida roseopennis), but for one thing the antennae are MUCH shorter with this species compared to H. roseoppenis.
Crepitate (in the common name) means to make a crackling sound.

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 11-Feb-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.