Gumleaf Grasshopper
Adult Profile
Gumleaf Grasshopper
Adult Colour Variation
Gumleaf Grasshopper (Goniaea australasiae)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Short-horned Grasshopper (Acrididae)
Species: Gumleaf Grasshopper (Goniaea australasiae)
This Photo:     Adult Showing Wing

Thank you Matthew Connors & Anthony Paul for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
Males ~28mm, females ~40-47mm long, with both exhibiting a variety of colour morphs.
A very high pronotum crest (median carina) which is not notch to any extent by the 3 lines (sulcus). If there is a notch it'll be small and in the 1st line (near the head).

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.