Crusty Grasshopper
S3, Female, Pronotum
Ellura
Australian Plague Locust
Greenish Adult, dorsal
 
                      
Crusty Grasshopper (Caperrala sp 6)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Short-horned Grasshopper (Acrididae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Crusty Grasshopper (Caperrala sp 6)
This Photo:     🔍S3, Female, posterior🔎
Other name: Common Wrinkled-headed Grasshopper

Thank you Robert Read & Matthew Connors for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
We haven't caught one yet, so no sizing. We photographed 2 females, unsure of the gender of the other 3.
We photographed 5 specimens in Mar, Apr, May, Oct & Nov.

Copyright © 2015-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 12-Mar-2015
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.