Blue-legged Hairy Grasshopper
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)|
|Family:||Short-horned Grasshopper (Acrididae)|
|Species:||Crepitating Spurthroat (Scurra marmoralis)|
Thank you Matthew Connors for identifying this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
We thought this was Halgania Grasshopper (Histrioacrida roseopennis), but for one thing the antennae are MUCH shorter with this species compared to H. roseoppenis.
Crepitate (in the common name) means to make a crackling sound.