Pygmy Grasshopper
Nymph: Face
Ellura
Pygmy Grasshopper
Nymph: Pronotum
 
                      
Pygmy Grasshopper (Tetrigidae sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Pygmy Grasshopper (Tetrigidae)
Species: Pygmy Grasshopper (Tetrigidae sp)
This Photo:     Nymph: Fastigium

Thank you Matthew Connors & Josip Skejo for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~5mm long.
At first we didn't know what this was, contemplated a Hemipteran bug.
After reviewing the photo's we realised it was a Orthopteran, grasshopper. Given it seemed to have a pronotum that covered the whole body we considered a wingless adult female Rockhopper (Buforniina sp).
Thank fully there are experts out there willing to help with these unusual species.
It turns out to be a Nymph Pygmy Grasshopper!
Josip said "It could be either Tetrix irrupta, or maybe Cyphotettix sp. as Matthew suggested."

Copyright © 2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 29-Jan-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.