Pycnosticus seriatusCommon name: Common bandwing

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Found over most of Australia except Tasmania and adjacent mainland.

Remarks: Common bandwings prefer open sandy areas like dirt tracks.

The nymph grasshopper was approximately 10 millimetres long. It is the last instar before moulting to become an adult. It was photographed in November.

The winged adult grasshopper was approximately 20 millimetres long. It was photographed in April.

References: Identification of the nymph and information courtesy of David Rentz.

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

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