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Perunga ochracea

4 Perunga grasshopper, Cross-dressing Grasshopper at Molonglo, ACT

Perunga ochracea at Molonglo, ACT - 13 Sep 2023
Perunga ochracea at Molonglo, ACT - 13 Sep 2023
Perunga ochracea at Molonglo, ACT - 13 Sep 2023
Perunga ochracea at Molonglo, ACT - 13 Sep 2023
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Identification history

Perunga ochracea 13 Sep 2023 trevorpreston
Perunga ochracea 13 Sep 2023 Steve_Bok

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I’m wondering if these might be Perunga nymphs?


RogerF wrote:
   13 Sep 2023
Yes Perunga Vth instar female. I think a new location for this endangered species
Steve_Bok wrote:
   13 Sep 2023
Hi Roger, that’s great news. Thanks for confirming the ID. I was busy doing other tasks so I only took a few quick photos, I saw three within a few square metres. There could be quite a few there if someone was to do a more thorough search.
RogerF wrote:
   13 Sep 2023
Does this area have a name and how does one get there .
   14 Sep 2023
Roger this is part of the Molonglo River Corridor and is known habitat, with 5 previous records from above this stretch of the river. Good to see that it is still persisting
RogerF wrote:
   14 Sep 2023
Would it be worth checking this site for Keyacris or is habitat unsuitable
   14 Sep 2023
Yes worth checking - but is an area that people with a knowledge of Keyacris have done work in @RichardMilner @brettguy80
RogerF wrote:
   15 Sep 2023
Thanks Michael

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Location information

Species information

  • Perunga ochracea Scientific name
  • Perunga grasshopper, Cross-dressing Grasshopper Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 3 Abundance
  • 13 Sep 2023 01:45 PM Recorded on
  • Steve_Bok Recorded by

Additional information

  • Alive / healthy Animal health
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • False Pollinator Insect on Flower

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