Brown Bush Cricket
Adult Male, dorsal
Brown Bush Cricket
Adult Male, close up
Brown Bush Cricket (Lepidogryllus comparatus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: True Cricket (Grylloidea: Gryllidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Brown Bush Cricket (Lepidogryllus comparatus)
This Photo:     🔍Adult Male, profile🔎

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
Males & Females are ~18mm long (body & head), with antennae that are longer than the body.
Females have a long ovi-positor which is partially concealed by the hind wing tips. As such, males which also have the same rolled/pointed hindwing tips look quite similar.
Males have a very different wing venation to females.
Can be differentiated from Black Bush Crickets by the streak marks on the head and pale legs.

Copyright © 2021-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-Jan-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.