Comparison of Australian plague locust and Caledia captiva adults

​​Comparison of Australian plague locust and Caledia captiva adults

Australian Plague Locust - Chortoicetes terminifera

Graphic: side view of an adult Australian plague locust - note red tibia. Graphic: top view of an Australian plague locust showing wings - note dark tip on hindwing.

Caledia captiva

Graphic: side view of an adult Caledia. Grpahic: top view of an adult Caledia showing wings - note absence of dark spot on tip of hindwing.

Major differences between adults of these species: Adults of the Australian plague locust are similar in size and shape to Caledia but differences in markings on the legs and wings are obvious:

  • forewings of Caledia are unpatterned
  • hind wings of Caledia do not have a distinct spot as seen in the plague locust
  • hind leg tibia of Caledia is brown and not red like the plague locust

Caledia is wide ranging but more likely to be encountered in wetter coastal areas where plague locusts are rare.

Compare Australian plague locust adults with: | Austroicetes | Aiolopus | Caledia | Heteropternis | Oedaleus | Peakesia | Urnisa | Compare nymphs of these species

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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