Wingless grasshoppers


This publication is designed to provide general information on wingless grasshoppers.

The wingless grasshopper (Phaulacridium vittatum (Sj√∂stedt)) is a serious pest of improved pasture in the Tablelands and Western Slopes of south-eastern Australia (below latitude 26°S) to mid-western Victoria.

It is also a pest in Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia.

It is generally restricted to areas with an average annual rainfall above 500 mm.

Some of the topics covered in this Primefact include:

  • Biology
  • Life cycle
  • Colour pattern polymorphism
  • Behaviour
  • Reproduction
  • Damage
  • Ecology
  • Habitat
  • Population dynamics
  • Control


Primefact PUB20/962 Seventh Edition

Published: Dec 2020