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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 


Green Methiola - Methiola sp.

Family Acrididae 

This page contains pictures and information about the Green Methiola Grasshoppers that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 20mm
This Green Methiola looked very similar to the Beautiful Methiola except in different body colour scheme. Their abdomen is about the same colours, with black strip on pale brown. The Green Methiola has the green head and green thorax. All legs are green colour as well. The keens are the same black colour. Their banded antenna look the same. Both species can be found in the same area at the same time. 
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Jan 2004                                                              Buhot Creek, Jan 2011 
Both adult males and females are flightless, they have reduced-wings. 
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Ford Road Conservation Area, Feb and Mar 2011
The bottom side of the abdomen is bright yellow in colours.  
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We found this grasshopper in the wet part of the Eucalypt forests. 

1. Grasshopper Country - the Abundant Orthopteroid Insects of Australia, D Rentz, UNSW Press, 1996, p179.
2. A Guide to Australian Grasshoppers and Locusts - DCF Rentz, RC Lewis, YN Su and MS Upton, 2003, p77.

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Last updated: June 25, 2011.