Blistered grasshopper

Field ecologist Liam Bolitho has been walking the Larapinta Trail in the Northern Territory and gave me this photo of the stunning blistered grasshopper (Monistria pustulifera), also known as the inland painted grasshopper or blistered pygromorph. It’s gorgeous!

Blistered grasshopper, Larapinta Trail; photo by Liam Bolitho

Blistered grasshopper, Larapinta Trail; photo by Liam Bolitho

The Atlas of Living Australia gives locations, and the Larapinta Trail is in the right area. It is a short-winged, flightless grasshopper. It’d be worth doing the trek just to see it.

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