Local Government Partners :: ACT Government, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional CouncilSupported by :: Australian Native Plants Society (ANPS) Canberra Region, Gearys Gap/Wamboin Landcare Group
Home Insects Grasshoppers, Crickets & Katydids (Orthoptera) Grasshoppers (several families)

Keyacris scurra

8 Key's Matchstick Grasshopper at Pomaderris Nature Reserve

Keyacris scurra at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021
Keyacris scurra at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021
Keyacris scurra at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021
Keyacris scurra at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021
Keyacris scurra at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021
Request use of media

Identification history

Keyacris scurra 13 Apr 2021 RogerF
Keyacris scurra 12 Apr 2021 tpreston

Identify this sighting


Please Login or Register to identify this sighting.

Significant sighting

21 Apr 2021

New recorded location of this threatened grasshopper - very interested in any sightings of this species at all as a recovery plan is being prepared for it at the moment

Author's notes

Grasshopper about 25mm, Kayacris? Spotted 10:22am, clear sunny but cold morning after 0 degrees Celsius overnight, no wind present. Found in predominantly grassy area.

3 comments

RogerF wrote:
   12 Apr 2021
This is a highly significant find, if it is indeed K. scurra, as we now understand there are several closely related species in the genus. I will send your images to my colleagues currently working on the K. scurra for confirmation as it is now a declared threatened species. I have visited the Pomaderris reserve a couple of times and would like to know in which part of the reserve it was found and the vegetation there. Can you reply directly to me at r.farrow@iimetro.com.au. Thanks Roger
tpreston wrote:
   13 Apr 2021
This was a very lucky find, I've been looking for them for them for over 18 months and this is only the second time I have seen one.
I would like to say that I didn't pick this up, Grasshoppers are fragile and I would hate to harm one, especially a rare one, but I did invite it to move onto my fingers from the grass, which it did.
I hope the season to come sees some more sightings of this grasshopper around Canberra.
michaelb wrote:
   14 Apr 2021
See announcement on front page, "Look out for Key's Matchstick Grasshopper":-
https://canberra.naturemapr.org/announcements/318

Please Login or Register to comment.

Nearby sightings

Page 1 of 1 pages - image sightings only 18 0 18

Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston Formicidae sp. (family) (Unidentified ant) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston Persoonia linearis (Narrow-leaved Geebung) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston Platyzosteria similis (Red-legged litter runner) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston Robshelfordia simplex (Shelford's Western Cockroach) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston Lichenomphalia chromacea (Yellow navel) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston Coltricia sp. at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston Cladia aggregata (A lichen) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston Banksia spinulosa var. spinulosa (Hairpin Banksia) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston Rhytidosporum procumbens (White Rhytidosporum) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston Coronidium oxylepis subsp. lanatum (Woolly Pointed Everlasting) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston Rhipidura albiscapa (Grey Fantail) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston Phylloporus sp. at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston Lentinus fasciatus (Hairy trumpet) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 11 Apr 2021 by tpreston
Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston
Formicidae sp. (family) (Unidentified ant) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston
Persoonia linearis (Narrow-leaved Geebung) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston
Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston
Platyzosteria similis (Red-legged litter runner) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston
Robshelfordia simplex (Shelford's Western Cockroach) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston
Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston
Lichenomphalia chromacea (Yellow navel) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston
Coltricia sp. at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston
Cladia aggregata (A lichen) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston
Banksia spinulosa var. spinulosa (Hairpin Banksia) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston
Rhytidosporum procumbens (White Rhytidosporum) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston
Coronidium oxylepis subsp. lanatum (Woolly Pointed Everlasting) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston
Rhipidura albiscapa (Grey Fantail) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston
Phylloporus sp. at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Apr 2021 by tpreston
Lentinus fasciatus (Hairy trumpet) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 11 Apr 2021 by tpreston

1 

Location information

Species information

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

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 12 Apr 2021 10:23 AM Recorded on
  • tpreston Recorded by

Additional information

  • Grasses Associated plant
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

Record quality

  • Images or audio
  • More than one media file
  • Confirmed by an expert moderator
  • Nearby sighting(s) of same species
  • GPS evidence of location
  • Description
  • Additional attributes
1246637 sightings of 6059 species in 1014 locations from 4197 members
Proudly Australian made, owned and hosted CCA 3.0 | privacy