Western False Apotropis
S2, dorsal
Riverland
Western False Apotropis
S2, profile
 
                      
Western False Apotropis (Novum48 sp 3)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Short-horned Grasshopper (Acrididae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Western False Apotropis (Novum48 sp 3)
This Photo:     🔍S1, profile🔎

Thank you Robert Read for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Riverland and possibly elsewhere
This is a known, but undescribed species called "Genus Novum 48 Species 3", shown in Rentz et al's book "A Guide to Australian Grasshoppers and Locusts"; page 167.
Notice the 2 different species, photographed on the same day, are different colour; the 2nd having a green tinge & the orange stripe being less well defined and paler.
Notice the purple antennae & feet.

Copyright © 2022 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.