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Gastrimargus musicus

Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper at Namadgi National Park

Gastrimargus musicus at Namadgi National Park - 21 Dec 2017
Gastrimargus musicus at Namadgi National Park - 21 Dec 2017
Gastrimargus musicus at Namadgi National Park - 21 Dec 2017
Gastrimargus musicus at Namadgi National Park - 21 Dec 2017
Gastrimargus musicus at Namadgi National Park - 21 Dec 2017
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Identification history

Gastrimargus musicus 23 Jul 2018 RogerF
Gastrimargus musicus 25 May 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 21 Dec 2017 JudithRoach

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Author's notes

About 5 or 6mm I think. It was tiny. I think it might have been displaying. There was a lot of movement while stopped in the one place, on top of a piece of cut timber at the shelter. Alternatively maybe it was casting it's old exo-skeleton Very strange looking bug I think.

2 comments

   26 May 2018
I think this may be an early instar of the yellow-winged grasshopper
KimPullen wrote:
   5 Jun 2018
Yes I agree, Michael. Waiting for Roger to confirm.

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Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Feb 2018 by SWishart
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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 21 Dec 2017 12:29 PM Recorded on
  • JudithRoach Recorded by

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  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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