Black Raspy Cricket
Mottled Bush Cricket
Adult Male, dorsal, ~14mm
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)|
|Family:||Leaf-rolling Cricket (Gryllacrididae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Black Raspy Cricket (Hadrogryllacris sp ES01)|
Thank you Matthew Connors for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~27mm long nymph (female, 5th/final instar) with antennae a whopping nearly 80mm
Very little is published on Australian raspy crickets. Here we have gone to species because of colour; no other raspy crickets are black (that we are aware of).
Notice here the ovi-positor curling up and over the abdomen. We think this straightens out in the adult.
In his cricket book, Rentz says Raspy Crickets are closer to Katydids than True Crickets, but unfortunately doesn't cover them in either his Cricket nor Katydid books.