- This page contains pictures and information about Giant Spur-throated Grasshoppers
in tribe Cyrtacanthacridini that we found in the
Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Tribe Cyrtacanthacridini included the
largest grasshopper in Australia. Grasshoppers in this group are large to very large in
- Spur-throated Locust
- Photo: Keith Power, Toowoomba
- Austracris proxima, body length 60mm
- This is one of the pest locust, forms swarms and can
reach plague status in Australia. They attack various crops like sorghum,
sunflower or soybean. More information please click on here.
- Giant Grasshopper, Giant
- Valanga irregularis, tribe Cyrtacanthacridini, female
length 90mm, nymph length 50mm
- This grasshopper is also commonly known as Hedge Grasshopper. We
found them on different plants in our back yard. They eat
almost all kinds of leaves. We have more information above this grasshopper
in this page.
- 1. Insects
of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University
Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p391.
- 2. Grasshopper
Country - the Abundant Orthopteroid Insects of Australia, D Rentz,
UNSW Press, 1996, p192.
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