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Large Green Grasshopper

Scientific Name
Chondracris rosea
Scientific Author
(De Geer, 1773)
Taxonomy
(Orthoptera: Acrididae)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes
Chondracris rosea can be distinguished from all other grasshopper species by:

- Prosternal tubercles (between front legs) conical, bent and slightly inflated. Similar to Valanga and Austracris in this respect but none of these genera have rosy hind wings.

- Pronotum surface with many raised ridges. Medium portion raised and the ridge is cut by 3 sulci.

- Hind tibiae pink

- Hind wing pink

- Male cercus thinly triangular and apically feebly curved inwards.
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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Ken Walker
Created
03/11/2011 04:33 AEST
Last Updated
13/02/2012 11:58 AEST
Citation
Ken Walker (2011) Large Green Grasshopper (Chondracris rosea) Updated on 2/13/2012 11:58:38 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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