Green-lichen Stonehopper
S2, Profile
Riverina Stonehopper
Green-lichen Stonehopper (Cratilopus sp ES01)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Short-horned Grasshopper (Caelifera: Acrididae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Green-lichen Stonehopper (Cratilopus sp ES01)
This Photo:     S3, Juvenile

Thank you Ethan Beaver & Matthew Connors for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
S1 is the only specimen we've captured & measured, ~25mm long.
While they look very similar S2 has some minor differences. It's possible these variations are due to gender, age, environment or different species. In particular, notice the different markings on the pronotum; possibly also a juvenile.
We believe S3 is a juvenile due to it's small size, short antennae (which are darker at the tips) & separated wing buds. It's other markings are the same as 9 of our sightings, except S2.

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.