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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.


   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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