The Common Macrotona Grasshopper belongs to a group known as 'spur-throated grasshoppers'.
The distinctive feature of tthe spur-throated grasshoppers is the presence of a swelling on the 'throat' area between the front legs. Its colour varies from red through to grey. However, most individuals have a reddish bronze colouring behind the hind legs.
The Common Macrotona Grasshopper is often found in association with spinifex grass in heath habitats. It also lives in urban areas.
The Common Macrotona Grasshopper is found in south-eastern Australia in New South Wales and Victoria.