Desert Grasshopper
Upolu Grass Katydid
Male, dorsal
Desert Grasshopper (Monistria sp)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Order: Grasshopper Cricket (Orthoptera)
Family: Gaudy Grasshopper (Pyrgomorphidae)
Species: Desert Grasshopper (Monistria sp)
This Photo:     Pair

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
These seem to be very variable. There are 8 species in this genus. All the images on-line seem to be a bit mixed up.

Copyright © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 04-Jul-2012
This species is an Australian Native Species