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Mimetic Gumleaf Grasshopper (Goniaea australasiae) Mobile phone image.<br />
When so many of the gum leaves are burnt it is so much easier to see a gum leaf mimic.<br />
These critters often lie on their side to add to the mimicry but this one remained vertical.<br />
Still a couple of months to go in the current fire season. Australia,Geotagged,Goniaea australasiae,Grasshopper,fire,mimicry Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Mimetic Gumleaf Grasshopper (Goniaea australasiae)

Mobile phone image.
When so many of the gum leaves are burnt it is so much easier to see a gum leaf mimic.
These critters often lie on their side to add to the mimicry but this one remained vertical.
Still a couple of months to go in the current fire season.

    comments (3)

  1. That's so fascinating that they lay on their sides. I didn't know that! It's so sad though that their habitat is affected by the fires. Every creature really does count. Let's hope for an end to the fires and some quenching rain. Thinking of you guys <3. Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thanks Christine. Some think we are weird wanting to protect wildlife as much as human stuff. Usually Feb is our worst month in the brigade so fingers crossed. Posted 8 months ago
      1. Ugh, I didn't realize that about February. I hope it isn't the case this year.

        It's heartbreaking and impossible for me to understand how some people don't care about wildlife. We are all a part of nature. It really boggles my mind, especially when you explain how everything is interconnected. Some people still don't care. It's completely nonsensical and really shows the narcissism of the human race.
        Posted 8 months ago

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''Goniaea australasiae'' is a species of grasshopper in the family Acrididae.

Similar species: Grasshoppers And Crickets
Species identified by Mark Ridgway
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By Mark Ridgway

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Uploaded Jan 25, 2020. Captured in Unnamed Road, Emerald VIC 3782, Australia.
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