Salt & Pepper Grasshopper
Female, Posternal process
Red-legged Urnisa
Salt & Pepper Grasshopper (Urnisa guttulosa)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, Ventral🔎
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.

Copyright © 2020-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-Nov-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.