Schayera baiulus Erichson, 1842

Schayer's grasshopper



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last Record: 1842

Rediscovered in 1988

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered


Since its rediscovery in 1988 there has only been one probable record of the species, of the previously unknown male of the species (hence the provisionality), from the dunes behind Lemon Beach (Driessen et al., 2020; Grove et al., 2021).



Tasmania, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Erichson. 1842. Arch. Naturgesch., Leipzig (N.F.) 8(1):251

Other references:

Bryant, Sally L. and Jackson, J. (1999). Tasmania's Threatened Fauna Handbook: What, Where and How to Protect Tasmania's Threatened Animals. Threatened Species Unit, DPIWE, Hobart. [p. 342-343]

Driessen, Michael M., Grove, Simon J. and Su, You Ning. (2020). Probable adult male Schayer's grasshopper 'Schayera baiulus' (Erichson, 1842) (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Catantopinae) found in North-Eastern Tasmania. The Australian Entomologist 47(3): 155-161. [Abstract]

Grove, Simon et al. (2021). Invertebrate discoveries arising from a survey of the Musselroe Wind Farm. The Tasmanian Naturalist 143: 77-91.

Key, K. H. L. (1989). On the identity of Erichson's species Calliptamus baiulus (Orthopter: Acrididae). Invertebrate Taxonomy 3(5): 519-522. [Abstract]

Key, K. H. L. (1991). Rediscovery of the Tasmanian Grasshopper Schayera baiulus (Orthoptera, Acrididae) in the Field. Australian Journal of Zoology 39(6): 655-660. [Abstract]

Orthopteroid Specialist Group. (1996). Schayera baiulus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. ( Downloaded on 07 October 2012.

Rentz, David. (2013). Australian endangered species: Schayer’s Grasshopper. The Conversation, 20 June, available online:


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