Matchstick Grasshopper
Matchstick Grasshopper
Spiny Rear Legs
Matchstick Grasshopper (Vandiemenella viatica)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Matchstick Grasshopper (Caelifera: Morabidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Matchstick Grasshopper (Vandiemenella viatica)
This Photo:     Antennae

Thank you Dr Michael Kearney for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~25mm long. The number of segments on the antennae are diagnostic for this family.

Copyright © 2021-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 30-Jan-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.