Bermiella acuta - Water-loving grasshopper  
  Oxyinae, Acrididae  

This grasshopper lives along watercourses in dense grass or sedges. It will move down the stem into the water. It is able to trap air in a chamber situated beneath the tegmina over the first abdominal spiracle, and hence can breath under water.  
   
     

All pictures Copyright Graeme V. surname 2004. All rights reserved.

References:

Grasshopper Country - The Abundant Orthopteroid Insects of Australia

Rentz, David

University of NSW Press, 1996

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