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Perunga ochracea

2 Perunga grasshopper, Cross-dressing Grasshopper at Dunlop Grasslands

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Perunga ochracea at Dunlop Grasslands - 16 Oct 2020
Perunga ochracea at Dunlop Grasslands - 16 Oct 2020
Perunga ochracea at Dunlop Grasslands - 16 Oct 2020
Perunga ochracea at Dunlop Grasslands - 16 Oct 2020

Identification history

Perunga ochracea 15 Oct 2020 RogerF
Perunga ochracea 15 Oct 2020 tpreston
Unidentified 15 Oct 2020 tpreston

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Significant sighting

16 Oct 2020

New recorded location of this threatened grasshopper

4 comments

   15 Oct 2020
Great find Trevor and good that you didn't pick up to photograph, they are susceptible to damage if we handle them
tpreston wrote:
   15 Oct 2020
Thanks Michael. I never manhandle my grasshoppers, but I do spend a comical amount of time chasing them. I'm sure the residents of Dunlop adjacent the reserve wondered what I was doing.
RogerF wrote:
   16 Oct 2020
Michael & Trevor. Do we know the numbers of PO at Dunlop? It would be good to assess by flushing transects.
tpreston wrote:
   16 Oct 2020
All up I saw around 10 in that patch. Of course Im sure there were were more...

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Senecio quadridentatus (Cotton Fireweed) at Dunlop Grasslands - 15 Oct 2020 by tpreston
Perunga ochracea (Perunga grasshopper, Cross-dressing Grasshopper) at Dunlop Grasslands - 15 Oct 2020 by tpreston
Perunga ochracea (Perunga grasshopper, Cross-dressing Grasshopper) at Dunlop Grasslands - 15 Oct 2020 by tpreston
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Location information

Species information

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

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 15 Oct 2020 Recorded on
  • tpreston Recorded by
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