Australian Aiolopus Grasshopper
Male, Prosternal process
Female, S2, dorsal
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)|
|Family:||Short-horned Grasshopper (Acrididae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Striped Grasshopper (Apotropis vittata)|
|This Photo:||🔍Female, S1, dorsal🔎|
Thank you Robert Read & Matthew Connors for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
Females are ~26-29mm long. The one male we measured was ~17mm long.
Inside leg/thigh & tibia are dark grey, almost black.
Body colours are variable, the quantity of photo's here is to present some of the variation of colour forms. We photographed 5 specimens so fare, in Oct, Nov & March. Females: S2 was 26mm, S4 27mm & S5 28mm.