Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper)

Wingless Grasshopper, Phaulacridium vittatum. 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.

Mating adults
Early March 2011
Hobart/nipaluna

Early April 2010
Ulverstone

Late February 2015
Buckland

Late February 2017
New Town Rivulet, Lenah Valley

Adult
Early April 2015
Buckland
   

Mid March 2016
Denison Beach

Late April 2018
Cosy Corner South camping ground, Bay of Fires

Phaulacridium vittatum.
Mid March 2016
Denison Beach
Identification thanks to Robert Read.

Mid April 2022|
Queenstown

IMG 3300

Winged adult
Mid April 2019
Liffey Falls walking track

Mid January 2012
Sisters Beach
Appearing to be undergoing a final adult moult.
Identification thanks to Robert Read.

Phaulacridium vittatum, nymph
Late January 2009
New Town Rivulet, Lenah Valley
Identification thanks to Robert Read.

Mid April 2022
Queenstown
Identification thanks to Robert Read
IMG 3301

Phaulacridium vittatum, nymph. Dark form.
Early January 2015
Rocky Cape
Identification thanks to Robert Read.

Late instar nymph
Early January 2015
Buckland
 

First Instar Nymph
Mid October 2010
Hobart/nipluna

Mid November 2021
Hobart
IMG 1101

Mid December 2021
Lewisham
IMG 1667