Wet-area Grasshopper
Brown Adult, Pronotum
Adelaide Hills
Wingless Grasshopper
Wet-area Grasshopper (Perloccia evittata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Short-horned Grasshopper (Caelifera: Acrididae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Wet-area Grasshopper (Perloccia evittata)
This Photo:     Brown Adult, Abdomen

Thank you Robert Read, Matthew Connors & Ben Kurek for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
Similar to Kosciuscola sp, but as you can imagine from the name, they are an alpine species.
Was thought to be Praxibulus sp for a while, until we found Perloccia evittata in the book/grasshopper bible "A Guide to Australian Grasshoppers & Locusts".
They can be completely green, completely brown or a mix of green & brown as shown here.

Copyright © 2016-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 17-Nov-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.