Salt & Pepper Grasshopper
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)|
|Family:||Short-horned Grasshopper (Caelifera: Acrididae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Salt & Pepper Grasshopper (Urnisa guttulosa)|
|This Photo:||🔍Female, dorsal🔎|
|Other name:||Salt and Pepper Grasshopper|
Thank you Robert Read for identifying this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
A large specimen at ~32mm head tip to abdomen tail.
The "Posternal process" is also called "Throat Spur" in some species. But as noted here it's quite wide and flat, much less like a spur.