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Crickets and Katydids

Green-legged Matchstick
Green-body Matchstick
Brown-striped Matchstick
Mottled Matchstick 
Common Pyrgomorph
Musgrave's Psednura
Green Grass Pyrgimorph
Diving Grasshopper
Creek Grasshopper
Garden Bermius
Common Gesonula
Rice Grasshopper
Beautiful Methiola
Little Black-knees
Bicoloured Cedarinia
Eastern Inland Cedarinia
Peakesia Grasshopper
Apotropina & Perbelliina 
Epallia Grasshopper
Cooloola Shortwing
Wingless Grasshopper 
Mimetic Gumleaf Ghopper
Black-kneed Gum leaf Ghopr
Slender Gumleaf Ghopper
Gumleaf Grasshopper
Common Pardillana
Common Adreppus
Pale Stem Grasshopper  
Bark-mimicking Ghopper I
Bark-mimicking Ghopper II
Macrotona & Maclystriina
Handsome Macrotona
False Perloccia
Green-legs Grasshopper 
Spur-throated Locust
Giant Grasshopper
Froggatt's Buzzer
Golden Bandwing
Giant Green Slantface
Long-legged Bandwing 
Yellow-winged Locust 
Creek Pygmy Grasshopper
Forest Pygmy Grasshopper 
Unidentified Ghoppers 


Tribe Catantopini - Subtribe Eumecistina & Coryphistina


This page contains pictures and information about Spur-throated Grasshoppers in Subtribe Eumecistina & Coryphistina that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
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Subtribe Eumecistina

Common Pardillana
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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.

Subtribe Coryphistina

Stem Grasshopper, Common Adreppus
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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
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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
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Coryphistes ruricola, adult body length 50mm, nymph body length 25mm
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 species Adreppus 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
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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 more information.

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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