Valanga irregularisCommon name: Giant Valanga

Meaning of name: Unknown.

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

Atlas of Living Australia

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