Subject: Large Spotted Grasshopper
Location: Perth Western Australia
October 26, 2013 10:47 am
Hi my girlfriend spotted this guy hanging out on the side of our shed last night. The large size (7-8cm) of it intrigued me and repulsed her. I initially thought it to be a cricket but know believe it to be a grasshopper – possibly Valanga irregularis. We live in Perth, Western Australia. I snapped the photo on my Iphone and it was easily half the length of it. Any help with an ID would greatly be appreciated.
thanks in advance
Subject: Giant Spotted Grasshopper
Location: Perth, Western Australia
October 26, 2013 9:12 pm
Hi I don’t know if that pic I sent came out clear try this one.
Thanks so much for resending the photo. The first was just a tiny thumbnail and it was impossible to make out the details. We agree that this is most likely a Giant Grasshopper or Hedge Grasshopper, Valanga irregularis, and you can verify that on the Australian Government Department of Agriculture page or the Brisbane Insect website. We are postdating your submission to go live in early November while we are away from the office.