Comparison of Australian plague locust and Urnisa guttulosa adults
Australian Plague Locust - Chortoicetes terminifera
- Urnisa body is much more mottled in colour than the plague locust
- forewings of Urnisa also more mottled and from above have a yellowy stripe that splits where it touches the thorax
- hind wings of Urnisa are sometimes darker at the tip but do not have a distinct spot as seen in the plague locust
Urnisa adults do not form into swarms unlike the plague locust. Hind leg tibia varies in colour from purple to red. Urnisa is only found in red sandy country.