Lichen Stonehopper
S2: Profile
Ellura
Riverina Stonehopper
 
    
Lichen Stonehopper (Cratilopus sp ES1 ?)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Grasshopper (Acrididae)
Species: Lichen Stonehopper (Cratilopus sp ES1 ?)
This Photo:     S3: Juvenile

Thank you Ethan Beaver for confirming the identification of this species

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
S1 is the only specimen we've captured & measured, ~25mm long.
While they look very similar S2 has some minor differences. It's possible these variations are due to gender, age, environment or different species. In particular, notice the different markings on the pronotum; possibly also a juvenile.
We believe S3 is a juvenile due to it's small size, short antennae (which are darker at the tips) & separated wing buds. It's other markings are the same as 9 of our sightings, except S2.

Copyright © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 08-Nov-2012
This species is an Australian Native Species