Goniaea australasiaeCommon name: Gumleaf Grasshopper

Distribution: From Port Hedland to the South Australian border near Eucla in Western Australia. Widespread in the rest of Australia.

Description: Males measure up to 35 millimetres long, females up to 52 millimetres.

Notes: This grasshopper resembles dried leaves. It can be found feeding on the green leaves of Acacias and Eucalypts after dark.

We have seen adults throughout the year.

References: A Guide to Australian Grasshoppers and Locusts. DCF Rentz, RC Lewis, YN Su and MS Upton. 2003