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A Quirky Little Psednura

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Psednura musgravei aka Musgrave’s Psednura (?)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Caelifera
Superfamily: Pyrgomorphoidea
Family: Pyrgomorphidae
Mark Oliphant Conservation Park, South Australia – October 11th, 2014 – warm, dry conditions

These curious Pyrgomorphs rest on grasses and sedges, and if you get close to them, they will move around to the other side of the stem – They prefer to shuffle rather than hop -At the risk of sounding daffy, they are delightful! – Masters of disguise, just like the Matchstick Grasshoppers.