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 Australian Wingless Grasshopper

The fancy little 'wings' are just for looks, but the camouflage is perfect in dry grass. Landing on warm, bright rocks though makes them easily to spot models. [180mm, f14, 1/200, ISO100].

Phylum: Arthropoda;
Class: Hexapoda;
Order: Orthoptera;
Family: Acrididae
Species: Phaulacridium vittatum (Sjöstedt);
Common Name: Wingless Grasshopper

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Keyword tags: Australia; Grasshopper; Lake George; Nature; New South Wales; Macro; Wingless Grasshopper; Arthropoda; Hexapoda; Orthoptera; Acrididae; Phaulacridium vittatum