Valanga irregularisCommon name: Giant Valanga
Distribution: Found in the moister, warm areas of eastern, northern and Western Australia.
Description: This grasshopper grows to 87 millimetres long, has black antennae and black-tipped red spines on its legs.
Notes: It is usually solitary but, because of its size, can cause considerable damage.
We have photographed this grasshopper in August.
References: A Guide to Australian Grasshoppers and Locusts. DCF Rentz, RC Lewis, YN Su and MS Upton. 2003
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