Gelonus tasmanicus

Gelonus can be separated from Amorbus by the tylus (nose) being visible between the antennae from above, and the hind legs in the males are not greatly thickened. Gelonus tasmanicus adults can be distinguished from adults of Amorbus obscuricornis by the legs having large pale sections and the presence of a pale spot in the middle of the eltral corium (hardened section). G. tasmanicus nymphs are never brightly coloured in part on the body with orange or green.

Late September 2014
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

Early October 2019

Late March 2019
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

Early March 2018
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/nipaluna

Late October 2014
Verona Sands
Image by Andrew Bonnitcha, used with permission.

Late December 2022
Knocklofty Reserve, nipaluna/Hobart

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Mid February 2008
Knocklofty Reserve, nipaluna/Hobart

Late October 2014
Tasmanian Bushland Garden, near Buckland

Late February 2012
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

Late February 2018
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

Mid March 2012
Port Sorell
on Acacia longifolia subsp sopohorae

Nymphs, at various stages of development.
Mid February 2014
These were all found in close vicinity near the ground.

Late November 2015

Early February 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart