Two Orthopteran species recently established in Northland, New Zealand: Austrosalomona falcata (Tettigoniidae) and Pterapotrechus sp. (Gryllacrididae).

Olwyn R. Green *1


1 Plant Health & Environment Laboratory, MAF, PO Box 2095, Auckland 1140.

This paper reports the establishment of the Australian species Austrosalomona falcata (Redtenbacher, 1891) (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) an addition to the New Zealand fauna in Northland.  The Australian katydid has been collected from two Northland locations on three occasions - 2007, 2008 and 2011, confirming its survival in New Zealand.Additional distribution records of another Australian, a species of Pterapotrechus (Orthoptera; Gryllacrididae) now includes one sighting at Langs Beach, Northland in 2008. This 'winged weta' has previously been reported from Pukekohe since 1990 and Whangapoua on the Coromandel Peninsula in 1997.


Download (PDF)