Austracris guttulosaCommon name: Spur-throated locust

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Occurs across most of Australia.

Description: Males measure up to 53 millimetres long, females up to 73 millimetres.

Notes: This grasshopper is one of Australia’s top four grasshoppers for causing serious economic damage. This locust causes severe damage to cereal and grain crops as well as pastures.

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