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Cricket (Orthoptera, several families)Cooraboorama canberrae

Canberra Raspy Cricket at Lawson, ACT

Cooraboorama canberrae at Lawson, ACT - 5 Dec 2010

Identification history

Cricket (Orthoptera, several families) Cooraboorama canberrae 11 Aug 2016 michaelb
Cooraboorama canberrae 18 Jul 2016 Unknown or Disabled
Unidentified 18 Jul 2016 RobSpeirs

Author's notes

Canberra Raspy Cricket (Cooraboorama canberrae)


RogerF wrote:
   9 Aug 2016
Not sure about this. Could be the male nymph of a winged species of raspy cricket such as Hadrogryllus sp. as there appear to be some small wing pads on the thorax. Cooraboorama which is totally wingless rarely leaves its burrow by day.
RobSpeirs wrote:
   10 Aug 2016
Thanks for your comment. I'm fairly confident it's a Cooraboorama. I agree that the species is almost exclusively nocturnally active, this one was only active in the day because I'd just removed it from a pitfall trap set for Delma impar. Cheers.
RogerF wrote:
   10 Aug 2016
Thanks. That explains things. I think such information needs to accompany the image.
michaelb wrote:
   11 Aug 2016
Confirmed based on Roger's approval.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 5 Dec 2010 Recorded on
  • RobSpeirs Recorded by
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