Striped Grasshopper
Female, S5, Face
Ellura
Spur-throated Locust
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Striped Grasshopper (Apotropis vittata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Short-horned Grasshopper (Acrididae)
Species: Striped Grasshopper (Apotropis vittata)
This Photo:     Female, S2, Posterior

Thank you Robert Read & Matthew Connors for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
Females are ~26-29mm long. The one male we measured was ~17mm long.
Inside leg/thigh & tibia are dark grey, almost black.
Body colours are variable, the quantity of photo's here is to present some of the variation of colour forms. We photographed 5 specimens so fare, in Oct, Nov & March. Females: S2 was 26mm, S4 27mm & S5 28mm.

Copyright © 2020- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 24-Oct-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.