Acrididae sp. (family)

Unidentified Grasshopper at Monitoring Site 145 - Riparian

Acrididae sp. (family) at Monitoring Site 145 - Riparian - 3 Feb 2024
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Identification history

Acrididae sp. (family) 4 Feb 2024 RogerF
Macrotona sp. (genus) 4 Feb 2024 KylieWaldon

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this one flipped onto the ant nest. Was there some seconds and then flipped off. ant nests everywhere. ants everywhere. Made for a quicker walk.

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RogerF wrote:
   5 Feb 2024
I have checked with You Ning at ANIC and it could be either an unusual colour form of M. securiformis (female) or an undescribed species of Macrotona. Best stay with the latter. It would be useful to have pictures of a male. Males of securiformis are short-winged.
KylieWaldon wrote:
   8 Feb 2024
THanks RogerF. When there are less ants I will return to the site and try again to get more hopper shots.

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  • 3 Feb 2024 08:31 AM Recorded on
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