Grains Research and Development

Locusts, grasshoppers and crickets (6 results)

  • Black Field Inland Field Crickets

    Teleogryllus commodus, Teleogryllus oceanicus, Lepidogryllus parvulus

    Region
    North
    Adults are up to 30 mm long, winged, black or brown and have the head and mouthparts inclined downwards. The hind legs are large and modified for jumping like grasshoppers. Nymphs are similar in shape but are smaller, paler and wingless. Small nymphs can have a white band across their...
  • Migratory locust

    Migratory locust

    Region
    North
    Adults are up to 65 mm long, have hairs on the underside of the chest, a dark coloured mouth, a central ridge behind the head and the hindleg shanks are pink to straw coloured. Hindwings have no markings but may be faintly greenish-yellow. Body colour can be variable. Hoppers are...
  • Australian plague locust

    Chortoicetes terminifera

    Region
    North
    For adults the key identification features are the black spot on the tip of its clear hindwing, ‘X’–shaped mark behind the head and the red shanks of the hindlegs. Adults up to 45 mm long and the general body colour is brown but can be grey or green. Nymphs (hoppers)...
  • Spur-Throated Locust

    Nomadacris guttulosa

    Region
    North
    Have a conspicuous spur between the front legs in all stages. Adults up to 80 mm long. Other distinguishing features of adults include colourless or bluish-tinged hindwings, hind legs with dark-tipped white spines and a central white-cream stripe behind the head. Hoppers are pale green on hatching and turn light...
  • Wingless Grasshopper

    Phaulacridium vittatum

    Region
    North
    Adults up to 19 mm long and usually brown with orange hind legs. Colour and pattern can vary with density of population. Low population density form has two white stripes running the length of the back. At high densities adults may develop wings. Hoppers are similar but smaller....
  • Yellow-winged locust

    Gastrimargus musicus

    Region
    North
    Adults up to 50 mm long. Predominant feature is that the hindwings are bright yellow at the base, have a broad curved black band, while the region near the tip is transparent and clear. Colour and body shape change considerably with population density. Hoppers are similar to adults with a...