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Perunga ochracea

Perunga grasshopper, Cross-dressing Grasshopper at Wallaroo, NSW

Perunga ochracea at Wallaroo, NSW - 21 Dec 2017
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Identification history

Perunga ochracea 9 Jan 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Perunga ochracea 22 Dec 2017 samreid007

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Significant sighting

9 Jan 2018

New location for this vulnerable grasshopper the most western record in our region

3 comments

RogerF wrote:
   10 Jan 2018
Please don't handle these vulnerable grasshoppers.
samreid007 wrote:
   10 Jan 2018
I'll do my best! We were out doing official surveys for PCS, and the only way I could be sure it was a Perunga was to catch it.
RogerF wrote:
   10 Jan 2018
There are old records from Murrumbateman, Yass and as far west as Wagga and it could still be there in the right habitat

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 21 Dec 2017 10:26 AM Recorded on
  • samreid007 Recorded by

Additional information

  • Found in a small patch of natural temperate grassland Associated plant
  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size

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  • Nearby sighting(s) of same species
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