Wandella Ornebius
Female: profile
Spider Cricket
Adult Female, dorsal, ~18mm
Wandella Ornebius (Ornebius sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Scaled Cricket (Grylloidea: Mogoplistidae)
Species: Wandella Ornebius (Ornebius sp)
This Photo:     🔍Female: Face🔎

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
Only ~7-8mm long, it's a very flat, wingless species, with an extended "nose". The male has much longer antennae (slightly longer than it's head & body) than the females (about half head & body length). The antennae on both genders are banded, basically brown with small, unevenly spaced, black bands. Ovipositor is ~3mm long.
Listed as Northern Australia location but Adelaide Uni found some in SA back in the 1950's.
3 specimens found (1 x male, 2 x female) in March, April & July

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.