Leichhardt’s grasshopper


Petasida ephippigera (Leichhardt’s grasshopper) is a pyrgomorph (gaudy grasshoppers) native to tropical northern Australia in the order Orthoptera. The species is named after Ludwig Leichhardt.

It is bright orange with significant blue patches on its head and thorax, and black or very dark blue dappled spots on its abdomen.

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