Lichen Stonehopper
S1: Abdomen
Lichen Stonehopper
S1: Inside Leg
Lichen Stonehopper (Cratilopus sp ES01 ?)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Short-horned Grasshopper (Acrididae)
Species: Lichen Stonehopper (Cratilopus sp ES01 ?)
This Photo:     S1: Anterior

Thank you Ethan Beaver for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
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 © 2015-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 27-Aug-2015
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.