Speckled Bush-cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima)

The Speckled Bush- cricket is a common species of well vegetated areas such as woodland margins and hedgerows.  This flightless cricket is green in colour and is covered in tiny black spots that give it its name.  It also has a pale brown stripe that runs down its back.  Like the Dark Bush-cricket the female has a sabre- like upturned oviposter which it uses for laying its eggs in the bark of trees and shrubs.  Adult Speckled Bush-crickets can be seen from late July until early November

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