Coryphistes ruricolaCommon name: Bark-mimicking grasshopper

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Widespread across most of Australia.

Description: This grasshopper grows to 54 millimetres long. 

Notes: There are five different races of this grasshopper. One of the identifying features of the races is the colourful hind leg.  See the photograph of this grasshopper on the blue background (below) to see this feature.

We have photographed this grasshopper from September to January.

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

Identification courtesy of David Knowles.

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