Grasshopper / CricketGastrimargus musicus

Yellow-winged Locust at Kianga, NSW

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Gastrimargus musicus at Kianga, NSW - 3 Dec 2016
Gastrimargus musicus at Kianga, NSW - 3 Dec 2016
Gastrimargus musicus at Kianga, NSW - 3 Dec 2016

Identification history

Grasshopper / Cricket Gastrimargus musicus 18 Mar 2017 KimPullen
Grasshopper / Cricket Gastrimargus musicus 8 Dec 2016 KimPullen
Unidentified 4 Dec 2016 MaxCampbellUltra Reporter - MaxCampbell has reported over 500 sightings!

Author's notes

Grasshopper well canouflaged in recently burnt grassy headland just north of Narooma

1 comment

KimPullen wrote:
   9 Dec 2016
This is a nymph. Identified by Roger Farrow as the 'dark colour form' of Gastrimargus musicus, the colour clearly being an advantage when trying to be inconspicuous on burnt ground.

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Location information

  • Coordinates 150.132465-36.185065
  • Locations Kianga, NSW

Species information

  • Not sensitive
  • Local Native

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • MaxCampbell Recorded by
  • 3 Dec 2016 Recorded on
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