Red-legged Urnisa
Camouflage but Purple Foot
Eastern Urnisa
Adult: profile, Legs Down
Eastern Urnisa (Urnisa sp 1)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Short-horned Grasshopper (Acrididae)
Species: Eastern Urnisa (Urnisa sp 1)
This Photo:     Adult: profile, Legs Up

Thank you Matthew Connors for identifying and Robert Read for helping with the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
This is an undescribed species, that is known about by the experts.
So it's in the Urnisa genus, and labelled "sp 1"; ie "species one".
When a species is formally described it gets a proper binomial name.

Copyright © 2014-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-Dec-2014
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.