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Mimetic Gumleaf Grasshopper

Goniaea australasiae

Description:

About 50mm long.
Adult (unknown sex)
Very good approximation of the dried gumleaves.

Habitat:

In dry sclerophyll forest behind the wall of Melbourne's largest reservoir.

Notes:

Phone cam.. Like many mimetic animals these often stay perfectly still for a photo shoot.
Eight species in this genus with some very difficult to tell apart when nymphal.
https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:...

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Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jan 17, 2020
Submitted on Jan 17, 2020

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