Inland Macrotona
S5, Male, dorsal
Ellura
Inland Macrotona
S2, Male, profile
 
                      
Inland Macrotona (Macrotona securiformis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Short-horned Grasshopper (Caelifera: Acrididae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Inland Macrotona (Macrotona securiformis)
This Photo:     S1, Male, profile

Thank you Tony and Jenny Dominelli for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Females we found were ~24mm long; males ~16mm long.
These have a white face compared to M. australis.
Males are smaller, look very colourful and usually short-winged. Females are always fully winged, which hide their colours more. Both have lime-green bellies, as well as greenish stripes on the rear thighs, and red on the rear tibias.
Notice the white tips on the antennae, as well as on the palps.
Photographed 5 specimens in Jan, Feb, Mar & Jun.

Copyright © 2015-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 12-Feb-2015
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.