- This page contains pictures and information about Spur-throated Grasshoppers
in Subtribe Eumecistina & Coryphistina that we found in the
Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Common Pardillana
- Pardillana limbata, nymph, 5th instars, body length 40mm, adult
body length 60mm
- We found this nymph (1st picture) hiding on tree under stem late afternoon in Karawatha
Park during early summer. It was orange-brown with blue dots. The colours was
some what different than the other Gumleaf Grasshoppers that we saw. We
collected the nymph and kept it in a jar, fed it with fresh gum leaves.
About two weeks later, it moulted and turned into an adults (2nd picture). More
information and pictures please click on here.
- Stem Grasshopper, Common Adreppus
- Adreppus fallax, body length 50mm,
nymph body length 12mm
- We sometimes find them in Wishart bushland. They do not move until we come
very close. Then they hide at the other side of the tree trunk. More
information and pictures please click here.
- Pale Stem Grasshopper
- Adreppus sp., body length 50mm
- Pictures were taken in Karawatha Forest near the Lagoon on Dec 2007.
Please check this page for more information.
- Bark-Mimicking Grasshopper I
- Coryphistes ruricola, adult body length 50mm, nymph body length
- Bark-Mimicking Grasshoppers are hard to be be noticed when they rest on the
tree trunk. They do not move until we come very close, then they hide at the
other side of the tree trunk. They look similar to another grasshopper
fallax above which also mimics the bark. This grasshopper species
has elongated antennae which is sword shaped and flattened at the bases. More
information and pictures please visit this page.
- Bark-Mimicking Grasshopper II
- Coryphistes sp., body length adult 50mm
- This grasshopper species has elongated antennae which is sword
shaped and flattened at the bases. Both female and male of this species are fully winged. The colour and
patterns of each individual may vary a bit. Please check this page for
- 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.
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