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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 Macrotona & Maclystriina


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

Subtribe Macrotona

Handsome Macrotona Grasshopper
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Macrotona mjoebergi, tribe Catantopini, subtribe Macrotonina, body length nymph 20mm, adult 30mm
The Common Macrotona Grasshopper can be found in eucalyptus forest associated with Spinifex grass Triodia. The above pictures are taken in Alexandra Hill Conservation Area. near Coolnwynpin Creek. For more information and pictures about this grasshopper please click on here.

Subtribe Maclystriina

False Perloccia
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Genus Novum 10, sp.1, body length female 30mm, male 20mm  
This grasshopper has the weird common name False Perloccia. Both adult males and females are short-winged. The antenna are relatively short. Visit this page for more information.
Green-legs Wingless Grasshopper
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? Genus Novum 10, sp.1, body length female 30mm male 15mm 
We found this couple on ground next to a large gum tree in Karawatha Forest during mid summer. They were small and slender. Both male and female adults had undeveloped wings. Their body was dark brown on the top, pale brown on each side with creamy lines in between. Their three pairs of legs were bright green in colour. More pictures and information can be found in this page.

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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