Percassa rugifrons

2 Mountain Grasshopper at Kosciuszko National Park

Percassa rugifrons at Kosciuszko National Park - 23 Feb 2024
Percassa rugifrons at Kosciuszko National Park - 23 Feb 2024
Percassa rugifrons at Kosciuszko National Park - 23 Feb 2024
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Identification history

Percassa rugifrons 7 May 2024 RogerF
Perunga ochracea 5 May 2024 RogerF
Unidentified 23 Feb 2024 HelenCross

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Significant sighting

RogerF noted:

5 May 2024

Threatened species

5 comments

RogerF wrote:
   5 May 2024
Sorry I missed this one a threatened species
HelenCross wrote:
   6 May 2024
Oh dear - I've just uploaded another photo which I think shows it was missing its back leg before I picked it up!
RogerF wrote:
   6 May 2024
As far as I am aware and if the ID is correct, this is the first record for the High Plains of KNP. I have been in the area over many years and never seen one. I will report it to NPWS threatened species.
Do you still have the original photos if so could you send me any full size images by email.

Thanks Roger
HelenCross wrote:
   6 May 2024
Thanks Roger, photos sent
RogerF wrote:
   7 May 2024
Sorry, a misidentification. YouNing has confirmed as a female Percassa. Unusual markings and small size.

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  • 23 Feb 2024 02:08 PM Recorded on
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