Perunga Grasshopper greeting card
Perunga Grasshopper - Australian native insect - Greeting card
Reproduced from an original watercolour painting by Cheryl Hodges
Greeting card 10 x 15cm, blank inside with recycled brown envelope
Text on reverse of card reads:
Perunga Grasshopper - Perunga ochracea
The Perunga Grasshopper occurs in Natural Temperate Grassland in the ACT and close surrounding areas. It is listed as endangered due to the habitat being destroyed or altered. It is short-winged and flightless, but can jump up to a metre. It has a pale white cross on the upper side of the thorax. The colour on the back can vary, sometimes brown in dry years, and more green in wetter years. For this reason it has earned the nickname of the cross-dressing grasshopper.