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Grasshopper (Orthoptera, several families)Keyacris scurra  

Key's Matchstick Grasshopper at Kaleen, ACT

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Keyacris scurra at Kaleen, ACT - 22 Nov 2019
Keyacris scurra at Kaleen, ACT - 22 Nov 2019
Keyacris scurra at Kaleen, ACT - 22 Nov 2019
Keyacris scurra at Kaleen, ACT - 22 Nov 2019

Identification history

Grasshopper (Orthoptera, several families) Keyacris scurra 22 Nov 2019 RogerF
Grasshopper (Orthoptera, several families) Keyacris scurra 22 Nov 2019 samreid007

Significant sighting

  22 Nov 2019

Known already in Kaleen area- but not at this location. This Grasshopper is listed as endangered in NSW - seems reasonably widespread in the ACT and abundant at places

Author's notes

Not sure if this is Key's Matchstick Grasshopper as I've never seen one before. Brown and green morphs present. Found in mixed native pasture, dominated by Phalaris, Bothriochloa macra, and Bromus. High levels of biomass. After reading about Key's Matchstick Grasshopper online, one more note - the ones I observed had very splayed femurs when at rest.

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
  • 22 Nov 2019 8:51 AM Recorded on
  • samreid007 Recorded by
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