Tasmaniacris tasmaniensis (Tasmanian grasshopper)

Tasmanian Grasshopper, Tasmaniacris tasmaniensis.  A Tasmanian endemic species (and genera).  This is the only representative of its genus. This species has highly variable colouring.

Robert Read kindly provided the following information to differentiate this from Phaulacridium:   Note the very small wing, much smaller than in Phaulacridium.  The hind margin of the pronotum is concave (as for most of the Tasmanian endemices), not convex as for Phaulacridium.  The surface of the pronotum is rather rough not smooth.  Look for these features, not the confusing array of colours and patterns the two species have.

Late January 2012
Mount Wellington/kunanyi
Photos AD
Tasmaniacris tasmaniensis  Tasmaniacris tasmaniensis

Late January 2009
Peter Murrell Reserve, Blackmans Bay
Likely to be ovipositing into the sand.
Photo KE

Ovipositing female
Late January 2018
The Big Bend, Mount Wellington/ kunanyi
 

Feeding on petals
Late January 2018
The Big Bend, Mount Wellington/ kunanyi
Photo KE

Mid January 2011
Mount Wellington/kunanyi pinnacle.
Photos KE
   

Mid January 2015
Mount Wellington/ kunanyi pinnacle

Early September 2012
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/nipaluna
Photos KE
 

Mid January 2011
Mount Wellington/ kunanyi pinnacle.
Photo KE

Mid January 2011
Mount Wellington/kunanyi pinnacle.
Photo KE

Mid January 2011
Mount Wellington/kunanyi pinnacle.
Photos KE
   

Mid January 2012
Rocky Cape National Park/pinmatik
Photo KE

LAte January 2024
pinmatik/Rocky Cape National Park, Sisters Beach
Photos KE
IMG 0042  IMG 0043

Early January 2015
Sisters Beach
Photo KE

Mid January 2018
Mount Wellington, kunanyi
Photo KE

Mid November 2022
Lake Dobson, Mount Field National Park
Photo KE
IMG 4975

Mid April 2017
pinmatik/Rocky Cape National Park, Sisters Beach
Photos KE

adult.
Mid October 2014
Knocklofty Reserve, nipaluna/Hobart
Identification thanks to Robert Read.
Photos KE

adult
Mid April 2017
Ben Lomond National Park
Identification thanks to Robert Read.
Photo KE

Early April 2021
Geilston Bay
Identification thanks to Robert Read
Photos KE
IMG 9359  IMG 9361

Mid April 2022
Vale of Belvoir
Identification confirmation thanks to Robert Read.
Photo KE

IMG 3425

Late January 2020
Peter Murrell Reserve, Blackmans Bay
Photo KE

nymph
Mid November 2010
Peter Murrell Reserve, Blackmans Bay
Identification thanks to Robert Read
Photo KE

Mid April 2023
Dodges Ferry
Photos KE
IMG 6936  IMG 6935

nymph
Mid October 2010
Cape Surville, Forestier Peninsula
Identification thanks to Robert Read.
Photo KE

nymph
Early November 2012
Pipeclay Lagoon.
Identification thanks to Robert Read.
Caught and killed by a platform spider, Corasoides australis
Photos KE
   

nymph
Late January 2012
Mount Wellington
Identification thanks to Robert Read.
Photo AD

Nymph
Late December 2011
Lake Dobson, Mount Field National Park
Identification thanks to Robert Read.
Photos KE