Ottes Pygmy Cricket
S2, Female, face
Confusing Pygmy Cricket
S1, Female, profile
Confusing Pygmy Cricket (Pteronemobius truncatus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Pygmy Cricket (Grylloidea: Trigonidiidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Confusing Pygmy Cricket (Pteronemobius truncatus)
This Photo:     🔍S2, Female, dorsal🔎

Thank you Matthew Connors for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Our first winged pygmy cricket. We found 2 dead females, on the same day in February. While we prefer to use live specimens, we also use dead ones until we find live ones to publish. Unfortunately we didn't realise the insect pots were full of moth scales, so got these covered ruining the quality of the diagnostic we can gather.
Body & head ~6 mm, with ovipositor at just over 2mm.
These are found in the Murray Mallee, but few records can be found on-line.

Copyright © 2019-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 27-Feb-2019
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.