Striped Grasshopper
Male, S3, profile
Ellura
Striped Grasshopper
Female, S5, profile
 
                      
Striped Grasshopper (Apotropis vittata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Short-horned Grasshopper (Acrididae)
Species: Striped Grasshopper (Apotropis vittata)
This Photo:     🔍Female, S4, profile🔎

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 © 2020-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 13-Nov-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.