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

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
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 a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.