Orange-winged Pardillana
S2, Male, Pronotum, profile
Ellura
Orange-winged Pardillana
S2, Male, Antenna & Fastigium
 
                      
Orange-winged Pardillana (Pardillana sp 11)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Short-horned Grasshopper (Acrididae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Orange-winged Pardillana (Pardillana sp 11)
This Photo:     🔍S2, Male, Rear Leg Colour🔎

Thank you Matthew Connors for identifying and Ben Kurek for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
The male was considerably smaller than the female @ ~25mm compared with ~38mm for the female.
Both have white tipped antennae. The female seemed slightly browner than the male, which was quite gray.
The female had obvious orange wings when she flew off; hence the common name.
Originally thought to be an unusually coloured Mimetic Gumleaf Grasshopper (Goniaea opomaloides).
We've photographed 4 specimens in Jan, Feb & Mar (dead).

Copyright © 2020-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 16-Feb-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.