Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper)

Family Acrididae. A common southern Australian species that has two distinct forms for wing length, a brachypterous (short-winged) form and a macropterous (fully winged) form; the short-winged form, which has given rise to the misleading common name of 'Wingless Grasshopper', consititutes 80-90% of the population. Additionally, there are several colour forms.

This species can erupt in plague numbers in certain years and defoliate crop and pasture plants, and even shrubs and small trees.

Phaulacridium vittatum is listed in the following regions:

Canberra & Southern Tablelands  |  Southern Highlands  |  Albury, Wodonga  |  South Coast  |  South East South Australia

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