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Keyacris scurra

5 Key's Matchstick Grasshopper at Kambah, ACT

Keyacris scurra at Kambah, ACT - 15 Aug 2021
Keyacris scurra at Kambah, ACT - 15 Aug 2021
Keyacris scurra at Kambah, ACT - 15 Aug 2021
Keyacris scurra at Kambah, ACT - 15 Aug 2021
Keyacris scurra at Kambah, ACT - 15 Aug 2021
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Keyacris scurra 15 Aug 2021 RogerF
Keyacris scurra 15 Aug 2021 HelenCross
Unidentified 15 Aug 2021 HelenCross

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Significant sighting

16 Aug 2021

Key's Matchstick is listed as a nationally threatened species. McQuoids Creek -Kambah Pool area is a recording hotspot, but these records are the furthest recorded up McQuoids Creek

User's notes

Keyacris scurra? See sighting 4388584 for more images

5 comments

HelenCross wrote:
   16 Aug 2021
I have uploaded some photos of the general habitat to sightings 4388653 and 4388652. It's basically thick kangaroo grass with some other herbs and most of the grasshoppers seemed to be centered around the young eucalypt tree. As I walked away from the tree the numbers tapered off. The records are from the Lions Youth Haven side of the fence and I didn't go over into the Reserve to check.
RogerF wrote:
   16 Aug 2021
Thanks Helen,

Good to see such detailed habitat pictures, especially the presence of the Chrysopcephalum among the Themeda. We do have some records from the actual Murrumbidgee Corridor reserve not far away Hope to get out there when the lockdown is over.
HelenCross wrote:
   16 Aug 2021
Thanks Roger, it's close to my residence so I can keep checking the area during my daily exercise allowance
RogerF wrote:
   16 Aug 2021
I was wondering how you got there during lockdown!! Very handy. Keep up the good work.

Another observation worth pursuing, if you have the time, is checking on the different colour morphs of Keyacris. You had a picture of the 'green sides' and the 'grey' but there is also 'all green' and 'brown'.
HelenCross wrote:
   16 Aug 2021
Will do!

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Nearby sightings

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Keyacris scurra (Key's Matchstick Grasshopper) at Kambah, ACT - 25 Sep 2021 by HelenCross Keyacris scurra (Key's Matchstick Grasshopper) at Kambah, ACT - 25 Sep 2021 by HelenCross Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Kambah, ACT - 25 Sep 2021 by HelenCross Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Kambah, ACT - 21 Sep 2021 by HelenCross Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Kambah, ACT - 15 Sep 2021 by HelenCross Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Kambah, ACT - 28 Aug 2021 by HelenCross Romulea rosea var. australis (Onion Grass) at Kambah, ACT - 28 Aug 2021 by HelenCross Romulea rosea var. australis (Onion Grass) at Kambah, ACT - 26 Aug 2021 by HelenCross Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Kambah, ACT - 26 Aug 2021 by HelenCross Pomaderris pallida (Pale pomaderris) at Kambah, ACT - 18 Aug 2021 by HelenCross Keyacris scurra (Key's Matchstick Grasshopper) at Kambah, ACT - 17 Aug 2021 by HelenCross Acrididae sp. (family) (Unidentified Grasshopper) at Kambah, ACT - 16 Aug 2021 by HelenCross Apotropis tricarinata (Eastern striped grasshopper) at Kambah, ACT - 16 Aug 2021 by HelenCross Keyacris scurra (Key's Matchstick Grasshopper) at Kambah, ACT - 16 Aug 2021 by HelenCross Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Kambah, ACT - 15 Aug 2021 by HelenCross Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Kambah, ACT - 15 Aug 2021 by HelenCross Themeda triandra (Kangaroo Grass) at Kambah, ACT - 15 Aug 2021 by HelenCross Keyacris scurra (Key's Matchstick Grasshopper) at Kambah, ACT - 15 Aug 2021 by HelenCross Acanthiza reguloides (Buff-rumped Thornbill) at Kambah, ACT - 30 May 2021 by HelenCross Tragopogon porrifolius subsp. porrifolius (Salsify, Oyster Plant) at Kambah, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by HelenCross Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Kambah, ACT - 18 Dec 2020 by HelenCross Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Kambah, ACT - 18 Dec 2020 by HelenCross Macropus robustus (Wallaroo) at Kambah, ACT - 22 Oct 2020 by HelenCross
Keyacris scurra (Key's Matchstick Grasshopper) at Kambah, ACT - 25 Sep 2021 by HelenCross
Keyacris scurra (Key's Matchstick Grasshopper) at Kambah, ACT - 25 Sep 2021 by HelenCross
Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Kambah, ACT - 25 Sep 2021 by HelenCross
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Kambah, ACT - 21 Sep 2021 by HelenCross
Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Kambah, ACT - 15 Sep 2021 by HelenCross
Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Kambah, ACT - 28 Aug 2021 by HelenCross
Romulea rosea var. australis (Onion Grass) at Kambah, ACT - 28 Aug 2021 by HelenCross
Romulea rosea var. australis (Onion Grass) at Kambah, ACT - 26 Aug 2021 by HelenCross
Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Kambah, ACT - 26 Aug 2021 by HelenCross
Pomaderris pallida (Pale pomaderris) at Kambah, ACT - 18 Aug 2021 by HelenCross
Keyacris scurra (Key's Matchstick Grasshopper) at Kambah, ACT - 17 Aug 2021 by HelenCross
Acrididae sp. (family) (Unidentified Grasshopper) at Kambah, ACT - 16 Aug 2021 by HelenCross
Apotropis tricarinata (Eastern striped grasshopper) at Kambah, ACT - 16 Aug 2021 by HelenCross
Keyacris scurra (Key's Matchstick Grasshopper) at Kambah, ACT - 16 Aug 2021 by HelenCross
Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Kambah, ACT - 15 Aug 2021 by HelenCross
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Kambah, ACT - 15 Aug 2021 by HelenCross
Themeda triandra (Kangaroo Grass) at Kambah, ACT - 15 Aug 2021 by HelenCross
Keyacris scurra (Key's Matchstick Grasshopper) at Kambah, ACT - 15 Aug 2021 by HelenCross
Acanthiza reguloides (Buff-rumped Thornbill) at Kambah, ACT - 30 May 2021 by HelenCross
Tragopogon porrifolius subsp. porrifolius (Salsify, Oyster Plant) at Kambah, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by HelenCross
Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Kambah, ACT - 18 Dec 2020 by HelenCross
Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Kambah, ACT - 18 Dec 2020 by HelenCross
Macropus robustus (Wallaroo) at Kambah, ACT - 22 Oct 2020 by HelenCross

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

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  • 15 Abundance
  • 15 Aug 2021 02:44 PM Recorded on
  • HelenCross Recorded by

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  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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