Australian Aiolopus Grasshopper
Male, Face
Ellura
Striped Grasshopper
Female, S1, dorsal
 
                      
Australian Aiolopus Grasshopper (Aiolopus thalassinus ssp dubius)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Short-horned Grasshopper (Acrididae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Australian Aiolopus Grasshopper (Aiolopus thalassinus ssp dubius)
This Photo:     🔍Male, Prosternal process🔎

Thank you Robert Read for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
1st Record in SA
~22mm long. Blue back leg "calves", distinctive white stripe on the forewings.
Thanks to Robert for also letting us know it was a male.
Found one male in Jan.

Copyright © 2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 02-Jan-2022
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.