Minding my own business today just enjoying the sunshine in South West France when this insect strolled past. I guess it is some species of grasshopper but I have never seen a striped one with a long sabre like tail before. Anyone able to help identify?
Thank you for your help really appreciate your replies. Yes I believe it is a female saddleback cricket. Have discovered it is called L éphippigère des vignes in France (Vine cricket I guess) or "Tizi" after the noise it makes. Thanks again