Tag: grasshoppers

  1. Finding a common name for the matchstick grasshopper Vandiemenella viatica

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    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2021/10/20/finding-a-common-name-for-vandiemenella-viatica

  2. The grasshopper that was lost, then found, is now endangered

    This article was first published on Pursuit. Read the original article. By Professor Ary Hoffmann, Vanessa White and Professor Michael Kearney The Key’s Matchstick Grasshopper, or the Keyacris scurra, was once widespread and abundant in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and north-central Victoria, but over the past century its numbers have seriously declined. […]

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2020/08/21/the-grasshopper-that-was-lost-then-found-is-now-endangered

  3. Rediscovering a ‘lost’ species

    This article was first published on Pursuit. Read the original article. Associate Professor Michael Kearney and Professor Ary Hoffmann People usually go to cemeteries to visit or bury their dead but, in the name of research, we visited 25 cemeteries in Victoria, NSW and the ACT to try and find a tiny rare species of […]

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2019/09/19/rediscovering-a-lost-species

  4. The diversity of Aussie grasshoppers | Part two

    Words and images: Vanessa White Some important lessons learnt and new questions around Vandiemenella laboratory rearing In the previous grasshopper blog, I reported “reasonable success with room for improvement” in our attempts to rear Vandiemenella grasshopper nymphs in the laboratory. Alternative housing is an important focus for improvement, but a discussion with Mike and Ary […]

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/10/15/the-diversity-of-aussie-grasshoppers-part-two

  5. The diversity of Aussie grasshoppers | Part one

    Words: Vanessa White Images: Mike Kearney and Vanessa White Why Australian grasshoppers are fantastic research subjects: The Morabine grasshoppers (subfamily Morabinae) commonly known as “matchstick grasshoppers” are endemic to Australia and comprise 40 genera and around 250 species (Rentz 1996). Both sexes are wingless with a characteristic matchstick-like appearance. Some Morabine species have been studied […]

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/10/08/the-diversity-of-aussie-grasshoppers-part-one

  6. Scientific Advisory Committee supports recommendation Keyacris scurra for listing under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act

    Progress! For those unfamiliar, the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 is “the key piece of Victorian legislation for the conservation of threatened species and communities and for the management of potentially threatening processes.“, you can find more information onthe act and it’s significance for protecting threatened species in Victoria at the DELWP website. You […]

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/03/14/scientific-advisory-committee-supports-recommendation-keyacris-scurra-for-listing-under-the-flora-and-fauna-guarantee-act