Confusing Pygmy Cricket
S2, Female: dorsal
Mallee Dwarf Cricket
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta) iNaturalist Observation|
|Order:||Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)|
|Family:||Pygmy Cricket (Grylloidea: Trigonidiidae)|
|Species:||Confusing Pygmy Cricket (Pteronemobius truncatus)|
|This Photo:||S1, Female: profile|
Thank you Matthew Connors for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Our first winged pygmy cricket. We found 2 dead females, on the same day in February. While we prefer to use live specimens, we also use dead ones until we find live ones to publish. Unfortunately we didn't realise the insect pots were full of moth scales, so got these covered ruining the quality of the diagnostic we can gather.
Body & head ~6 mm, with ovipositor at just over 2mm.
These are found in the Murray Mallee, but few records can be found on-line.