Wet-area Grasshopper
Brown Adult, Abdomen
Wingless Grasshopper
Wingless Grasshopper (Phaulacridium vittatum)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Short-horned Grasshopper (Caelifera: Acrididae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Wingless Grasshopper (Phaulacridium vittatum)
This Photo:     🔍Mating🔎

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

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
~17mm long
These two sightings are important to show both the colour & wing configuration of these grasshopper.
They have variable wing length & stripes can be missing.

Copyright © 2011-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Feb-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.