Sighting

Geoff Lotton 1 Jan 2018

grasshopper

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Sighted 29 Dec 2017
Isla Gorge Rd, Isla QLD 4719, Australia

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Identifications

  • Robert Read 2 January 2018
    Macrotona
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Orthoptera: Acrididae: Macrotona
    Robert Read says

    Nice photo clearly showing inner and outer patter on hind legs. Adult male. There are 41 species in this genus, mostly undescribed. This species is not in Rentz et al. "Grasshoppers of Australia". It would be good to have a detailed photo of the spur on the throat. One way of doing this is to hold the grasshopper in one hand and camera in the other, awkward but possible. It would also be good to have detail of the tip of the abdomen for the genitalia. Would it be possible to blow up part of this photo? Could you add this to the Orthoptera project, I suspect that this species has not been photographed before.

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  • Geoff Lotton 3 January 2018
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    Geoff Lotton says

    I have been unable to find that project. Not sure what is going on. There were a lot of these. I almost didn't bother photograph it. They were pretty hard to get close to.

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  • Ken Harris 3 January 2018
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    Ken Harris says

    Try here http://www.bowerbird.org.au/projects/11841

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