Sand Dune Grasshopper
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)|
|Family:||Short-horned Grasshopper (Acrididae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Sand Dune Grasshopper (Urnisiella rubropunctata)|
|This Photo:||Adult, dorsal|
|Other name:||Long-legged Grasshopper|
Thank you Matthew Connors for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found in the Riverland and possibly elsewhere
Incredibly well hidden/camouflaged grasshopper.
All the legs are very long, particularly the middle pair.
It looked liked a spider at first. We coloured one photo to try and bring the grasshopper out more; but it's not how we saw it.
The nymph shown here is probably ~5th instar.