Animal Species:Common Macrotona Grasshopper
The Common Macrotona Grasshopper belongs to a group known as 'spur-throated grasshoppers'.
The distinctive feature of tthe spur-throated grasshoppers is the presence of a swelling on the 'throat' area between the front legs. Its colour varies from red through to grey. However, most individuals have a reddish bronze colouring behind the hind legs.
1.7 cm - 3.0 cm
The Common Macrotona Grasshopper is found in south-eastern Australia in New South Wales and Victoria.
The Common Macrotona Grasshopper is often found in association with spinifex grass in heath habitats. It also lives in urban areas.