Spur throated locust


Spur Throated Locust (STL) Austracris guttulosa is a pest of pastures, crops and certain tree species.

It is a tropical species of northern Australia, but extends its habitat into areas experiencing wet summer seasons.

Its presence is often noticed in northern NSW, but rarely reaches damaging numbers.

They are generally found in Queensland, Northern Territory, northern Western Australia and sometimes northern NSW.

It is a declared pest insect in NSW under the Local Land Services Act 2013.

Topics covered by this Primefact include:

  • Identification
  • Lifecycle
  • Nymphs
  • Adults
  • Occurrence
  • Behaviour
  • Management


Primefact 1086 Second Edition

Published: May 2015