S5, Male, posterior
S3, Female, Abdomen, ventral
|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:||S3, Female, Abdomen, dorsal|
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.