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Calperum sp. (genus)

1 A recently described genus of pygmy cricket at suppressed

Calperum sp. (genus) at suppressed - 19 Feb 2021
Calperum sp. (genus) at suppressed - 19 Feb 2021
Calperum sp. (genus) at suppressed - 19 Feb 2021
Calperum sp. (genus) at suppressed - 19 Feb 2021
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Identification history

Calperum sp. (genus) 23 Feb 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Calperum sp. (genus) 21 Feb 2021 CathB

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Author's notes

Three individuals seen, about 6 mm in length. The first two images show one individual, the second two another. I wasn't able to get good photos of the third.

2 comments

   23 Feb 2021
Cath, do you know whether this cricket has been described yet and whether it is known from anywhere other than Mt Painter?
CathB wrote:
   23 Feb 2021
Hi Michael. I'm afraid I don't know any more than what's on CNM. I would love to know more.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 3 Abundance
  • 19 Feb 2021 10:33 AM Recorded on
  • CathB Recorded by

Additional information

  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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