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Grasshopper (several families)Acrida conica

Giant green slantface at Kaleen, ACT

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Acrida conica at Kaleen, ACT - 22 Nov 2019
Acrida conica at Kaleen, ACT - 22 Nov 2019
Acrida conica at Kaleen, ACT - 22 Nov 2019
Acrida conica at Kaleen, ACT - 22 Nov 2019

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Significant sighting

23 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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RogerF wrote:
   19 Dec 2019
Often difficult to separate Acrida conica nymphs from Keyacris scurra adults without a close up picture.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
  • Found in mixed native pasture, dominated by Phalaris, Bothriochloa macra, and Bromus. High levels of biomass. Associated plant
  • Plenty of other species of grasshopper present. Associated Insect
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size (mm)
  • 22 Nov 2019 Recorded on
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