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Crickets and Katydids

Green-legged Matchstick
Green-body Matchstick
Brown-striped Matchstick
Mottled Matchstick 
Common Pyrgomorph
Musgrave's Psednura
Green Grass Pyrgimorph
Diving Grasshopper
Creek Grasshopper
Garden Bermius
Common Gesonula
Rice Grasshopper
Beautiful Methiola
Little Black-knees
Bicoloured Cedarinia
Eastern Inland Cedarinia
Peakesia Grasshopper
Apotropina & Perbelliina 
Epallia Grasshopper
Cooloola Shortwing
Wingless Grasshopper 
Mimetic Gumleaf Ghopper
Black-kneed Gum leaf Ghopr
Slender Gumleaf Ghopper
Gumleaf Grasshopper
Common Pardillana
Common Adreppus
Pale Stem Grasshopper  
Bark-mimicking Ghopper I
Bark-mimicking Ghopper II
Macrotona & Maclystriina
Handsome Macrotona
False Perloccia
Green-legs Grasshopper 
Spur-throated Locust
Giant Grasshopper
Froggatt's Buzzer
Golden Bandwing
Giant Green Slantface
Long-legged Bandwing 
Yellow-winged Locust 
Creek Pygmy Grasshopper
Forest Pygmy Grasshopper 
Unidentified Ghoppers 


Bark-mimicking Grasshopper - Coryphistes ruricola

Family Acrididae

This page contains pictures and information about the Bark-Mimicking Grasshoppers that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.  

Body length 50mm
They are hard to be be seen when they rest on the tree trunk. They do not move until we come very close, then they hide at the other side of the tree trunk. They look similar to another grasshopper species Adreppus fallax which also mimics the bark. This grasshopper species has elongated antennae which is sword shaped and flattened at the bases.
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Both female and male of this species are fully winged. The colour and patterns of each individual may vary a bit. 
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When they are resting on tree trunk, they are hardly be noticed even come very close.
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3rd instars                                                            4th instars
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5th instars

1. Grasshopper Country - the Abundant Orthopteroid Insects of Australia, D Rentz, UNSW Press, 1996, p189. plate322.
2. A Guide to Australian Grasshoppers and Locusts - DCF Rentz, RC Lewis, YN Su and MS Upton, 2003, p264.

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Last updated: July 02, 2011.