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Mimetic Gumleaf Grasshopper

Goniaea australasiae


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


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


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.

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Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

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

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