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Gumleaf grasshopper

Goniaea australasiae


This grasshopper nymph (still wingless) is well camouflaged on the dead grasses and white volcanic granite.


Mt Hope, Pyramid Hill, Victoria, a rocky granite outcrop amid arid grassland


This appears to be the gumleaf grasshopper (nymph) based on these links;

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MartinL 7 years ago

Karen, this variable species usually mimics brown eucalyptus leaves but this specimen was found on a white granitic remnant of an ancient volcano. No wonder it looks like granite.

MartinL 7 years ago

Thanks Argy Bee and Leuba

MrsPbio 7 years ago

Looks like he's carved out of granite! Australia has some amazing, strange, and bizarre creatures! I'd love to visit.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

amazing - he looks prehistoric !

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Incredible martin!

MartinL 7 years ago

Gumleaf grasshopper Goniaea australasiae?
The color seems to be very variable.

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Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Sep 25, 2012
Submitted on Sep 25, 2012

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