Sand Dune Grasshopper
Adult, dorsal
Sand Dune Grasshopper
Adult, profile
Sand Dune Grasshopper (Urnisiella rubropunctata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Short-horned Grasshopper (Caelifera: Acrididae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Sand Dune Grasshopper (Urnisiella rubropunctata)
This Photo:     🔍Nymph, 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.

Copyright © 2022-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 30-Sep-2022
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.