Bark Mimicing Grasshopper
May 27, 2010
Nearly stood on this guy (Coryphistes ruricola). It didn’t move when I picked it up and I thought it was dead then it gripped onto my finger. When these are on a Wattle or Ironbark tree they are virtually impossible to see.
Thanks so much for sending us your wonderful images of Bark Mimicking Grasshopper.
Update and Correction: January 24, 2014
We just received a correction from Matthew indicating that this Stem Grasshopper, Adreppus fallax, is easily confused with the Bark Mimicking Grasshopper. A link to the Brisbane Insect Website provided some matching photographs.