This page contains pictures and information about the Creek Pygmy Grasshoppers that we found in the
Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Body length 10mm
- You may not see any insect in this picture. But if you watch it carefully,
you should see a grasshopper in the middle. We took this picture on
the water edge of a small pond at Bulimba Creek.
- This small fellow mimic the
wet sand and stone on the creek bank. Its hind legs are with green colour of
algae. Its thorax and forewings resemble the rocks. Sometimes it jumps onto
the water, it then flow back to the bank.
- 1. Grasshopper
Country - the Abundant Orthopteroid Insects of Australia, D Rentz,
UNSW Press, 1996, p177.
- 2. A
Guide to Australian Grasshoppers and Locusts - DCF Rentz, RC Lewis, YN
Su and MS Upton, 2003, p350.
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