Goniaea vocansCommon name: Slender gumleaf grasshopper

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Widespread across most of Australia.

Description: This grasshopper grows to 63 millimetres long. The individual in the photographs is approximately 52 millimetres long.

Notes: This grasshopper can be separated from its relative, Goniaea australasiae, by the position of the notch on the pronotum (the saddle-like structure behind the head). See the side view of the grasshopper (below) to see this notch.

These photographs were taken in November.

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

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