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Gallery - Grasshoppers and Crickets

[fieldgrassh2]Field Grasshopper (Chorthippus brunneus)

Mostly found on dry and often sparse grassland.

[meadowgrasshopper1]Meadow Grasshopper (Chorthippus parallelus)

Brown or purple. A small bulge on front edge of forewing. Hindwings absent, the only flightless grasshopper in Britain.

[shortwingedcornhead4]Short-winged Conehead (Conocephalus dorsalis)

Likes marshes, river banks and other moist grassland. More active by day than by night, mainly coastal in Britain

[longwingedconehead1]Long-winged Conehead (Conocephalus discolor)

Resembles Short-winged Conehead but is fully winged and ovipositor is longer and nearly straight.

[darkbushcricket2]Dark Bush-cricket (Pholidoptera griseoaptera)

Light brown, through chestnut to almost black, but top of head always brown and underside of body always greenish yellow.

[greatgbcricket2]Great Green Bush Cricket (Tettigonia viridissima)

40-50mm. bright green with brown on top of head and at base of male front wing. Song loud, in long bursts.

[speckledbushcricket1]Speckled Bush-cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima)

Densley speckled with very short forwings in both sexes.Superbly camouflaged on nettles,brambles and other vegetation.

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