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Giant Grasshopper

Valanga irregularis

Description:

Is this just called a grasshopper?

Habitat:

Garden.


1 species ID suggestions

7 Comments

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 6 years ago

Yes, maybe Martin can help. Thanks Buyacca. I'll remember to get shot that face the light :)

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Maybe Martin has some additional IDeas?

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 6 years ago

Thank you Daniele, Ashish & Bayucca. I'll call him a Grasshopper for now then :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

Yes Bayucca... Their forms are changes as per surrounding colours chages as per changes in weather changes. They are highly blessed in season change of form by nature...

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

The shot is a little bit dark, so markings are not clearly visible. However, it is called Irregularis and if you look at different pictures of the same species you may see a lot of variability. Anyway, you have to verify, because I am not sure about this one. It might be an early adult satge, meaning fresh one, during life it might loose its strong black markings on the femur. And there are forms with more brown and even white/whitish stripes and patches.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

Typical meadow grasshopper. Dark colour

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

Peakesia sp.? I am far from sure: see what others say:-)
http://www.daff.gov.au/animal-plant-heal...

Mackay, Queensland, Australia

Lat: -21.46, Long: 149.29

Spotted on May 26, 2012
Submitted on May 26, 2012

Spotted for mission

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