This page contains pictures and information about the Cooloola Shortwing Grasshoppers that we found in the
Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Body length 20mm
- Found this grasshopper in Mt Cotton and Karawatha Park during mid-summer. The grasshopper is brown to dark
brown in colour, reassemble dry leaves on the ground. There are the creamy
white line on each side of its thorax. The inner surfaces of its hind legs are
black in colour. Their antennae are relatively long comparing with other
grasshopper species. There are the white rings near the tip of the antennae.
- The grasshopper has very short wings, not likely functional.
- 1. Grasshopper
Country - the Abundant Orthopteroid Insects of Australia, D Rentz,
UNSW Press, 1996, p184.
- 2. A
Guide to Australian Grasshoppers and Locusts - DCF Rentz, RC Lewis, YN
Su and MS Upton, 2003, p219.
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