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Grasshoppers, locusts and sandgropers (4 results)

  • Australian Plague Locust

    Chortoicetes terminifera

    Region
    West
    For adults the key identification features are the black spot on the tip of its clear hindwing, the ‘X’–shaped mark behind the head and red shanks of the hindlegs. Adults up to 40 mm long and the general body colour is brown but can be grey or green. Nymphs (hoppers)...
  • Sandgroper

    Family: Cylindrachetidae

    Region
    West
    Adults grow to 75 mm with a cylindrical body. The front part of the body is red-brown and hard including the front legs that are large, flat and held forward for digging. The remainder of the body is cream and softer. The young are smaller and paler. Sandgropers are not...
  • Urnisa Grasshopper

    Urnisa guttulosa

    Region
    West
    Adults have brown to reddish-orange mottled colouration with a raised head and bulging eyes. They grow to 45 mm with the smaller male 20-25 mm in size. Nymphs (hoppers) are a lighter colour in the early growth stages (instars) resembling the adults only broader, more flattened and lacking wings....
  • Wingless Grasshopper

    Phaulacridium vittatum

    Region
    West
    Adults are up to 18 mm long and usually brown with orange hind legs. Colour and pattern can vary with density of population. Low population density form of P. vittatum has two white stripes running the length of the back. At high densities adults may develop wings. Newly hatched wingless...