Spur-throated Locust
Female, Throat Spur
Spur-throated Locust
Female, Pronotum Punctuations
Spur-throated Locust (Austracris guttulosa)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Short-horned Grasshopper (Caelifera: Acrididae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Spur-throated Locust (Austracris guttulosa)
This Photo:     🔍Female, Pronotum Outline🔎

Thank you Matthew Connors & Dean (SauceGandhi) for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
The Female we caught & measured at Ellura was small for a female, ~55mm tip to tail & ~110mm wingspan.

Copyright © 2021-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 02-May-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.