Giant Crested Grasshopper
S4, Female, Leg spines
Black-faced Macrotona
Giant Crested Grasshopper (Macrolopholia sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Short-horned Grasshopper (Caelifera: Acrididae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Giant Crested Grasshopper (Macrolopholia sp)
This Photo:     S4, Female, ventral

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

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~40mm long Female (S4, the only one we've captured).
We've put a few different profile shots to highlight different aspects of the intricate shapes of this fascinating grasshopper.

Copyright © 2016-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 12-Oct-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.