Comparison of Australian plague locust and Austroicetes nymphs
Australian Plague Locust - Chortoicetes terminifera
other Austroicetes species
- Austroicetes nymphs are generally shorter and stouter than those of plague locusts
- antennae of Austroicetes nymphs are shorter at about one to one and a half times the upright length of the eye, compared to twice the upright length of the eye in the plague locust
Species of Austroicetes (except A. cruciata) do not form bands unlike the plague locust.