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Acrididae sp. (family)

Unidentified Grasshopper at Kambah, ACT

Acrididae sp. (family) at Kambah, ACT - 16 Aug 2021
Acrididae sp. (family) at Kambah, ACT - 16 Aug 2021
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Identification history

Acrididae sp. (family) 16 Aug 2021 RogerF
Unidentified 16 Aug 2021 HelenCross

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User's notes

In the same spot as the Keyacris scurra I've recorded

3 comments

RogerF wrote:
   16 Aug 2021
Some grasshoppers especially nymphs are difficult to ID without dorsal and lateral shots. This one appears to have very stout femora and a white dorsal carena and indented pronotum sides. Not many species overwinter as nymphs in the ST. It could be Perunga but the dorsal stripe would not fit.
HelenCross wrote:
   16 Aug 2021
Thanks, will try and get more angles next time
RogerF wrote:
   16 Aug 2021
Your next pictures of the same species were fine for identification!
Later in spring there should be adults of the same species about that will hopefully vindicate my ID or not, as the case may be!

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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 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 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 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
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
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
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

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 16 Aug 2021 01:42 PM Recorded on
  • HelenCross Recorded by

Additional information

  • Kangaroo grass Associated plant
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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