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.
MapsMount Majura Black Mountain Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Isaacs Ridge Mount Painter Bruce Ridge Gibraltar Pines Namadgi National Park Woodstock Nature Reserve Aranda Bushland Red Hill Nature Reserve Dunlop Grasslands Tharwa Bridge Lower Cotter Catchment West Belconnen Pond ANBG Illilanga & Baroona Bimberi Nature Reserve Brindabella National Park Kosciuszko National Park Isaacs Ridge and Nearby Kowen Escarpment Rugosa at Yass River Fowles St. Woodland, Weston Hughes Grassy Woodland Corin Reservoir Dryandra St Woodland
Points of interestPoint 26
PlacesPaddys River, ACT Conder, ACT Bruce, ACT Majura, ACT Hackett, ACT Acton, ACT Googong, NSW Kowen, ACT Yass River, NSW Pialligo, ACT Murrumbateman, NSW Michelago, NSW Ainslie, ACT O'Connor, ACT Uriarra, NSW Bookham, NSW Oallen, NSW Kambah, ACT Aranda, ACT Bimberi, NSW Fadden, ACT Tharwa, ACT Hughes, ACT Tennent, ACT Higgins, ACT Belconnen, ACT Wamboin, NSW Reid, ACT Booth, ACT Pearce, ACT Hume, ACT Rendezvous Creek, ACT Mount Clear, ACT Cotter River, ACT Downer, ACT Flynn, ACT Evatt, ACT Deakin, ACT Cook, ACT Holt, ACT Macarthur, ACT Monash, ACT Dunlop, ACT Brindabella, ACT Yarrangobilly, NSW Jerrabomberra, ACT Weston, ACT Geehi, NSW Pilot Wilderness, NSW Tuggeranong DC, ACT Crooked Corner, NSW
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