S4 Male: Ventral
Western False Apotropis
|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, dorsal🔎|
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.