Animal Species:Common Pyrgomorph

The Common Pyrgomorph belongs to the family Pyrgomorphidae, which includes the smallest grasshoppers in Australia and some of the largest.

Standard Common Name

Common Pyrgomorph

Identification

When threatened, many species in this group display brightly coloured wings (usually red or orange) as a defence.

Size range

3 cm

Distribution

The Common Pyrgomorph is found in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

Habitat

The Common Pyrgomorph lives in urban areas and heath. It is often found among the coastal shrub, Westringia fructicosa.

Classification

Species:
discrepens
Genus:
Monistria
Subfamily:
Pyrgomorphinae
Family:
Pyrgomorphidae
Superfamily:
Acridoidea
Suborder:
Caelifera
Order:
Orthoptera
Class:
Insecta
Subphylum:
Uniramia
Phylum:
Arthopoda
Kingdom:
Animalia

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