Ellura Sanctuary, Swan Reach, SA, 5354
    
NB: Only Orthoptera (Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids) are shown here. Plant hoppers, etc. are under Hemiptera on the "Beetles, Cockroaches & True Bugs" page.
Stat'NotesThumbnails: 190.   38 native species listed, with 33 from Ellura
Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Grasshopper
Acrididae
Spur-throated Locust
Austracris guttulosa
Na
m
 
Instar
Adult
Adult
Adult
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Grasshopper
Acrididae
Grasshopper
Austroicetes sp
Na
ema
 
Profile
Red Leg
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Grasshopper
Acrididae
Australian Plague Locust
Chortoicetes terminifera
Na
ema
 
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Grasshopper
Acrididae
Bark-mimicking Grasshopper
Coryphistes ruricola
Na
ema
 
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Grasshopper
Acrididae
Lichen Stonehopper
Cratilopus sp ES1 ?
Na
em
Thank you Ethan Beaver for confirming the identification of this species

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.
S1: Dorsal
S1: Abdomen
S1: Anterior
S1: Inside Leg
S1: Head
S1: Ventral
S2: Dorsal
S2: Profile
S3: Juvenile
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Grasshopper
Acrididae
Riverina Stonehopper
Cratilopus sp ES2
Na
em
Thank you Ethan Beaver for identifying this species for us

It's not possible to identify these down to species; as such they could all be the same species, or each a different one. The are 4 different species listed under Cratilopus on the ALA.
They are abundant on Ellura.
They are flightless and, due to the one pair we found mating, are able to prove the adults are wingless. While difficult to see, it does seem the adults have two separated/overlapping wing stubs, per side, not one hiding the other. Also note the different sized wing stubs.
Mating
Nymph
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Grasshopper
Acrididae
Yellow-winged Locust
Gastrimargus musicus
Na
a
 
Face
Profile
Dorsal
Hot Pink Rear Leg
Hindwing Colour
Forewing Venation
Released
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Grasshopper
Acrididae
Gumleaf Grasshopper
Goniaea australasiae
Na
ema
 
Nymph
Instar, profile
Instar, back
Final Instar
Adult Profile
Adult Showing Wing
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Grasshopper
Acrididae
Mimetic Gumleaf Grasshopper
Goniaea opomaloides
Na
ema
SynonymGoniaea opomaloide
 
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Grasshopper
Acrididae
Gumleaf Grasshopper
Goniaea sp
Na
em
Similar Species: Mimetic Gumleaf Grasshopper
Note the pale tips on the antennae
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Grasshopper
Acrididae
Halgania Grasshopper
Histrioacrida roseopennis
Na
em
 
Dorsal
Ventral
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Grasshopper
Acrididae
Giant Crested Grasshopper
Macrolopholia sp
Na
em
Thank you Robert Read for confirming the identification of this species
 
Dorsal, ~40mm
Head, dorsal
Head, profile
Face
Leg spines
Ventral
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Grasshopper
Acrididae
White Striped Grasshopper
Macrotona sp
Na
em
 
S1: Profile
S1: Ventral
S2: Profile
S3: Dorsal
S3: Ventral
S4: Dorsal, ~24mm
S4: Abdomen, dorsal
S4: Abdomen, ventral
S4: Dorsal
S4: Profile
S4: Head, dorsal
S4: Anterior
S4: Head, profile
S4: Rear Leg
S4: Posterior
S5: Dorsal, ~16mm
S5: Profile, released
S5: Anterior
S5: Rear Legs
S5: Posterior
S5: Ventral
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Grasshopper
Acrididae
Striped Stonehopper
Novum 41sp1
Na
em
Thank you Ethan Beaver for identifying this species for us

The botanical name indicates that this species is known about, but not properly described; hence not given a proper name.
Whole
Close up
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Grasshopper
Acrididae
Pardillana
Pardillana sp
Na
em
 
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Grasshopper
Acrididae
Peakesia
Peakesia hospita
Na
em
 
Whole, dorsal
Camouflage
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Grasshopper
Acrididae
Peakesia
Peakesia sp
Na
em
 
Profile, Legs Up
Profile, Legs Down
Front
Back Legs & Feet
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Grasshopper
Acrididae
Disappearing Grasshopper
Schizobothrus flavovittatus
Na
em
About 27mm, with very variable colours.
Dorsal
Profile
Ocelli
Rear Leg
Green Colour Form
Ventral
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Grasshopper
Acrididae
Hairy Grasshopper
Tapesta sp
Na
em
Thank you Ethan Beaver for confirming the identification of this species
 
Adult
Nymph, dorsal
Nymph, profile
Nymph, ventral
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Leaf-rolling Cricket
Gryllacrididae
Raspy Cricket
Apotrechus sp
Na
em
 
Nymph: Profile, front
Nymph: Profile, back
Nymph: Whole, dorsal, size
Nymph: Back, dorsal
Nymph: Middle leg & foot
Nymph: Face
Nymph: Front Leg & Foot
Nymph: Head, Mouth Parts & Spiracle
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
True Cricket
Gryllidae
Spider Cricket
Endacusta sp
Na
em
Not a lot is known of our Australian crickets. Like so many inverts, genital examination is required to get below genus level to species. Since we only photograph with a macro DSLR, we don't have the resolution for that type of work.
We have made some assumptions here: 1. Female age is based on the length of her ovipositor. 2. Females are wingless. 3. Adults males of this genera don't seem to have full length wings.
We can't be sure the specimens here are the same species. But they do look very similar and most were found on the same day.
Adult Female, dorsal, ~18mm
Adult Female, profile
Adult Female, close up
Adult Female, anterior
Adult Female, Rear Leg
Adult Male, dorsal, ~12mm
Adult Male, profile
Adult Male, close up
Adult Male, anterior
Immature Female, dorsal, ~10mm
Immature Female, close up
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
True Cricket
Gryllidae
Mottled Bush Cricket
Eurepa cf marginipennis
Na
em
 
Adult Male, dorsal, ~14mm
Adult Male, profile
Adult Male, Head, profile
Adult Male, ventral
Male Nymph, dorsal, ~12mm
Male Nymph, profile
Male Nymph, anterior
Male Nymph, Cleaning Antenna
Male Nymph, Antenna
Male Nymph, Rear Leg
Male Nymph, ventral
S1: Female Nymph, dorsal
S1: Female Nymph, profile
S3: Female Nymph, dorsal, ~11mm
S3: Female Nymph, profile
S3: Female Nymph, anterior
S3: Female Nymph, Shoulder
S4: Female Nymph, dorsal, ~14mm
S4: Female Nymph, anterior
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
True Cricket
Gryllidae
Brown Bush Cricket
Lepidogryllus sp
Na
ema
 
Adult Male, dorsal, ~20mm
Adult Male, profile
Adult Male, Antenna
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
True Cricket
Gryllidae
Black Bush Cricket
Teleogryllus commodus
Na
m
Other Common NameBush Cricket
 
Female
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Matchstick Grasshopper
Morabidae
Mottled Matchstick Grasshopper
Morabidae ES1
Na
em
 
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Matchstick Grasshopper
Morabidae
Short Antennae Matchstick Grasshopper
Morabidae ES2
Na
em
 
Mating
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Matchstick Grasshopper
Morabidae
Bark Mimicking Matchstick Grasshopper
Morabidae ES3
Na
em
 
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Matchstick Grasshopper
Morabidae
White Matchstick Grasshopper
Morabidae ES4
Na
em
 
Dorsal
Profile, ~10mm
Articulation
Head
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Matchstick Grasshopper
Morabidae
Striped Matchstick Grasshopper
Morabidae ES5
Na
a
 
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Matchstick Grasshopper
Morabidae
Quad Striped Matchstick Grasshopper
Morabidae ES6
Na
em
 
Dorsal
Profile
Eye
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Matchstick Grasshopper
Morabidae
Pale Matchstick Grasshopper
Morabidae ES7
Na
em
 
Dorsal
Anterior
Ventral
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Gaudy Grasshopper
Pyrgomorphidae
Slant Face
Atractomorpha sp
Na
m
Other Common NamesCommon Grass Pyrgomorph, Green Grass Pyrgomorph or Vegetable Grasshopper
 
Nymph
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Gaudy Grasshopper
Pyrgomorphidae
Adelaide Pyrgomorph
Monistria discrepans
Na
em
Thank you Matthew Connors for identifying this species for us

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.
Female
Pair
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Katydid
Tettigoniidae
Upolu Grass Katydid
Conocephalus upoluensis
Na
em
About 15mm long, wingspan ~43mm & antennae ~33mm. At rest the wings extend well past the body.
Variable in colour, they can also be green.
This one was very pale, off white with a green tinge; the brown back wasn't very noticeable with the eye.
Large head & eyes compared with body which makes us suspect it's nocturnal.
Forewings are shorter than hindwings. The wing area near the body is quite strange & distinctive; having a 'ridge' between 2 'dips'; very cricket like.
The anal spurs are diagnostic with these (their shape & location)
Male, dorsal
Male, profile
Male, Wing Base
Male, Short Forewings
Male, Anal Spurs, posterior
Male, Anal Spurs, ventral
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Katydid
Tettigoniidae
Gumleaf Katydid
Terpandrus sp
Na
em
 
Whole, profile
Face
Mouth
Head, profile
Released, camouflage
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Katydid
Tettigoniidae
Bush Katydid
Tinzeda sororoides
Na
em
This is the 1st record for this species in South Australia, and only the 2nd in Australia, on the ALA website (www.ala.org.au)
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Katydid
Tettigoniidae
Bush Katydid
Tinzeda sp?
Na
ema
You can see a pale line which appears to be a ridge above the abdomen behind the pronotum. With the male it's pink, white in the female. This are actually the edges of the forming hind wings. The anterior shot of the male highlights this quite well.
There is also a very pale, broken line underneath the abdomen.
These specimens were caught on the same day. Both were ~18mm long.
The female has a very knife like, curved, ovipositor.
Female Nymph: dorsal
Female Nymph: profile
Female Nymph: antenna
Female Nymph: ventral
Male Nymph: dorsal
Male Nymph: profile
Male Nymph: anterior
Male Nymph: ridge
Male Nymph: ventral
Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
Orthoptera
Katydid
Tettigoniidae
Gum-leaf Katydid
Torbia viridissima ?
Na
ema
Thank you Matthew Connors for confirming the identification of this species
 
Young Nymph
Late Instar, profile
Late Instar, dorsal

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