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:
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MapsANBG Aranda Bushland Bango Nature Reserve Banksia Street Wetland Corridor Bendora Reservoir Bimberi Nature Reserve Black Mountain Blue Gum Point to Attunga Bay Bluetts Block Area Bobundara Nature Reserve Boro Brindabella National Park Bruce Ridge Bruce Ridge to Gossan Hill Budjan Galindji (Franklin Grassland) Reserve Bullen Range Caladenia Forest, O'Connor Corin Reservoir Cotter Reserve Crace Grasslands Denman Prospect 2 Estate Deferred Area (Block 12) Dryandra St Woodland Dunlop Grasslands Emu Creek Farrer Ridge Flea Bog Flat to Emu Creek Corridor Flea Bog Flat, Bruce Fowles St. Woodland, Weston Gibraltar Pines Gigerline Nature Reserve Ginninderry Conservation Corridor Googong Foreshore Goorooyarroo NR (ACT) Griffith Woodland Higgins Woodland Hughes Grassy Woodland Illilanga & Baroona Isaacs Ridge Isaacs Ridge and Nearby Katoomba Park, Campbell Kosciuszko National Park Kowen Escarpment Lake Burley Griffin West Lions Youth Haven Lower Cotter Catchment Lyneham Ridge Mcleods Creek Res (Gundaroo) Meringo Nature Reserve Molonglo Gorge Mongarlowe River Mount Ainslie Mount Majura Mount Painter Mount Taylor Mulligans Flat Namadgi National Park O'Connor Ridge to Gungahlin Grasslands Piney Ridge QPRC LGA Red Hill Nature Reserve Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek Reservoir Hill, Lawson Rugosa Sherwood Forest Stony Creek Nature Reserve Sullivans Creek, Lyneham South Tharwa Bridge The Pinnacle Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Tuggeranong Hill Wanna Wanna Nature Reserve West Belconnen Pond Woodstock Nature Reserve
Survey pointsGG154 GG182 GG94 GG95 GG96 Griffith Woodland (GRW) North Mitchell Grassland (NMG) Point 26 Pollinator-friendly garden Conder1
PlacesActon, ACT Ainslie, ACT Aranda, ACT Bango, NSW Belconnen, ACT Bimberi, NSW Bobundara, NSW Bookham, NSW Booth, ACT Borough, NSW Bredbo, NSW Brindabella, ACT Bruce, ACT Burra, NSW Campbell, ACT Carwoola, NSW Conder, ACT Cook, ACT Cootamundra, NSW Coree, ACT Cotter River, ACT Crooked Corner, NSW Deakin, ACT Downer, ACT Dunlop, ACT Evatt, ACT Fadden, ACT Farrer, ACT Flynn, ACT Forde, ACT Geehi, NSW Googong, NSW Greenleigh, NSW Griffith, ACT Gundaroo, NSW Gungahlin, ACT Hackett, ACT Harrison, ACT Higgins, ACT Holt, ACT Hughes, ACT Hume, ACT Isaacs, ACT Jagungal Wilderness, NSW Jerrabomberra, ACT Jerrabomberra, NSW Jindabyne, NSW Kaleen, ACT Kambah, ACT Kowen, ACT Lake George, NSW Lawson, ACT Lyneham, ACT Macarthur, ACT Macgregor, ACT Majura, ACT McKellar, ACT Merriangaah, NSW Michelago, NSW Molonglo Valley, ACT Monash, ACT Mongarlowe, NSW Mount Clear, ACT Murrumbateman, NSW Nimmitabel, NSW Numeralla, NSW Oallen, NSW O'Connor, ACT Paddys River, ACT Pearce, ACT Pialligo, ACT Pilot Wilderness, NSW Queanbeyan East, NSW Reid, ACT Rendezvous Creek, ACT Stromlo, ACT Tennent, ACT Tharwa, ACT Theodore, ACT Tuggeranong DC, ACT Tuggeranong, ACT Uriarra, NSW Wamboin, NSW Watson, ACT Weetangera, ACT Weston, ACT Yaouk, NSW Yarralumla, ACT Yarrangobilly, NSW Yass River, NSW