General Description

Body brown-grey; may have two pale stripes along the head, thorax and wings. Thighs of hindlegs are orange with a black stripe. Only juveniles are wingless. Body up to 2 cm long.


Wingless Grasshoppers hatch in spring and adults die in late autumn. They feed on flowering, broad-leaf plants (not grasses). During droughts they can be destructive, defoliating small trees, shrubs and crops.


South-western and south-eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Urban gardens, woodlands, open grass areas and along the edges of water.

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