Adult Colour Variation
|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).