Crusty Grasshopper
S3, Female, Pronotum
Crusty Grasshopper
S6, Female, dorsal
Crusty Grasshopper (Caperrala sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Short-horned Grasshopper (Caelifera: Acrididae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Crusty Grasshopper (Caperrala sp)
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
~30mm long. Purple hind legs. We photographed 6 specimens, 3 females, in Mar (F), Apr, May, Oct & Nov (F).

Copyright © 2015-2024 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.