Goniaea opomaloides

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Widespread across southern Australia.

Description: The females of this grasshopper grow to 45 millimetres long, the males to 30 millimetres.

Notes: This grasshopper can be separated from its relatives, Goniaea australasiae and G. vocans, by the colour of its hind legs. The legs have a bluish or reddish tinge in this species.

These photographs were taken in December.

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

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