Location: Emerald, Queensland, Australia, Southern Hemisphere
May 15, 2013 4:44 am
This week we have found these grasshoppers in our garden and we haven’t been able to find any images on line to identify what they are. Can you please let us know what we have found??
Signature: Sharon Wilkins
We quickly identified your Blistered Grasshopper, Monistria pustulifera, thanks to the Australian Insects website. It is also called the Arid Inland Painted Grasshopper, and Australian Insects states: “The blistered grasshopper (or pyrgomorph) belongs to the family Pyrgomorphidae. This family has some of the smallest and some of the largest grasshoppers in Australia. The pustulifera species can grow up to 65mm in length. This short horned grasshopper has a mottled body, with orange-yellow spots all over.” The Blistered Grasshopper is also pictured on Gaia Guide.