Subfamily Catantopinae -
Spur-throated Grasshoppers and Locusts
- This page contains pictures and information about Spur-throated Grasshoppers and Locusts
in subfamily Catantopinae that we found in the
Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- This is a very large subfamily. Grasshoppers in this group are medium size, adults of some species are
wingless. Most grasshoppers found in Brisbane are belonged to this group.
- The Catantopinae can be distinguished by the presence of a tubercle on the
"throat", i.e., at the bottom side between the front
Tribe Catantopini - Spur-throated Grasshoppers
- Tribe Catantopini is the largest group in the grasshopper family. Most grasshoppers found in Brisbane are belonged to this group.
Tribe Cyrtacanthacridini - Giant Spur-throated Grasshoppers
- Tribe Cyrtacanthacridini included the
largest grasshopper in Australia. Grasshoppers in this group are large to very large in
- 1. Insects
of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University
Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p391.
- 2. Grasshopper
Country - the Abundant Orthopteroid Insects of Australia, D Rentz,
UNSW Press, 1996, p179.
- 3. A Guide to Australian Grasshoppers and Locusts - DCF
Rentz, RC Lewis, YN Su and MS Upton, 2003.
- 4. Northern
Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.
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