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Grasshopper (Orthoptera, several families)Monistria concinna

Southern Pyrgomorph, Southern Gaudy Grasshopper at Glenbog State Forest

Monistria concinna at Glenbog State Forest - 21 Mar 2019

Identification history

Grasshopper (Orthoptera, several families) Monistria concinna 24 Mar 2019 RogerF
Grasshopper (Orthoptera, several families) Monistria concinna 22 Mar 2019 JackieMiles

Author's notes

Commonly seen round top of escarpment bogs at 800-1000m elevation.


RogerF wrote:
   24 Mar 2019
One of the many geographical races
   25 Mar 2019
Hi Roger, So do those wing buds ever develop into anything useful? If not I can see how lots of races might develop as dispersal would be a bit slow. Always in subalpine or alpine sort of veg?
RogerF wrote:
   25 Mar 2019
Exactly, Flightless and sedentary leading to the evolution of eight described morphologically distinct races.
See Key 1985 Monograph of the Monistrini and Petasidini Australian Lornal of Zoology Supplementary Series 107 1-213. I think yours belongs to the striped race but its outside its reported range to the north.
RogerF wrote:
   25 Mar 2019
Also found in heathlands of coastal ranges
   26 Mar 2019
OK, well dispersal between montane heaths and montane bogs might not be too difficult. They actually abut occasionally eg Kydra Trig and Mowitts Swamp Ck, and some would be walking distance if they didn't mind traversing a bit of forest, plus I guess back in cooler times there would have been less forest to traverse.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 21 Mar 2019 9:56 AM Recorded on
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