Wingless Grasshopper
Phaulacridium vittatum

Summary

Although this species is commonly known as the "wingless" grasshopper, the adults are winged. The form of the wings can be either short, and non-functional with regards to flight, or long and fully functional. Colour pattern in this species is highly variable with the white side stripes fully formed to absent with body and head bi-coloured to largely green or even completely black


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Habitat

Urban gardens, woodlands, open grass areas and along the edges of water

Distribution

South-western and south-eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania

Size

Body up to 2 cm long

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This distribution guide is provided by The Atlas of Living Australia
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