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Is this just called a grasshopper?
Yes, maybe Martin can help. Thanks Buyacca. I'll remember to get shot that face the light :)
Maybe Martin has some additional IDeas?
Thank you Daniele, Ashish & Bayucca. I'll call him a Grasshopper for now then :)
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...
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.
Typical meadow grasshopper. Dark colour
Peakesia sp.? I am far from sure: see what others say:-)http://www.daff.gov.au/animal-plant-heal...
Lat: -21.46, Long: 149.29
Spotted on May 26, 2012 Submitted on May 26, 2012
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