Location: Tom Price, Pilbara, Western Australia
April 10, 2015 2:54 am
I found this guy in a bush near my work and would be interested to know a little more about him.
Your images of a Blistered Grasshopper, Monistria pustulifera, are quite beautiful. Atlas of Living Australia indicates sightings over much of Australia. According to AuseMade: “This species commonly called the Blistered Pyrgomorph is a short horned, flightless grasshopper. The Blistered Pyrgomorph move so little, that their entire life cycle can be completed under a single bush. Brightly coloured, its mottled body is coloured orange-yellow spots, most probably a warning to potential predators, that pyrgomorphs are poisonous to eat.”
Thankyou Daniel that is fascinating. I appreciate your effort and prompt response.