Adelaide Pyrgomorph
Upolu Grass Katydid
Male, dorsal
Adelaide Pyrgomorph (Monistria discrepans)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Gaudy Grasshopper (Pyrgomorphidae)
Species: Adelaide Pyrgomorph (Monistria discrepans)
This Photo:     Pair

Thank you Matthew Connors for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
While we worked out the genus years ago, Matthew recently id'ed them to race
He said "... Adelaide race. Oddly enough, about 1% of adults are fully-winged whereas the rest all have tiny wings like this." We've only seen flightless specimens.

Copyright © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 04-Jul-2012
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.