The Robust Grasshopper of the Mackenzie Basin

 

Mating robust grasshoppersMating robust grasshoppersNicola Toki from DoC joins us to discuss this week’s insect-in-need. Today it’s the Robust Grasshopper of the Mackenzie Basin.

This critter is named, mostly for its appearance and very specialised to its habitat.

It is only found in the dry, arid areas of the river flats and terraces of the Mackenzie Basin, and is therefore also very threatened.

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