S2, Male, dorsal
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)|
|Family:||Short-horned Grasshopper (Acrididae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Orange-winged Pardillana (Pardillana sp 11)|
|This Photo:||🔍S1, Male🔎|
Thank you Matthew Connors for identifying and Ben Kurek for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
The male was considerably smaller than the female @ ~25mm compared with ~38mm for the female.
Both have white tipped antennae. The female seemed slightly browner than the male, which was quite gray.
The female had obvious orange wings when she flew off; hence the common name.
Originally thought to be an unusually coloured Mimetic Gumleaf Grasshopper (Goniaea opomaloides).
We've photographed 4 specimens in Jan, Feb & Mar (dead).