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Jun 6, 2014 3:30 PM

Please identify this large cricket

Photographed this curious specimen in Rhodes a couple of days ago. It doesn't seem able to fly and was getting about by climbing to high spots and then simply leaping off, to get to it's next point of interest. It was the largest cricket I've ever seen and looked completely alien to me - although I know virtually nothing about crickets, except that there are many of them.

Anyway, I'd say that it was about 4 inches long and if you could identify it for me, that would be great.

I've attached a couple of photos. One quite detailed close up and one, next to my wife's size 3 foot, to give you some idea of scale. I have more photos if needed.

 

Thanks in advance.

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    Jun 6, 2014 10:41 PM (in response to JonandTina)
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        Jun 9, 2014 9:35 PM (in response to JonandTina)
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        Hi

         

        I should have said welcome before

         

        I am not to good on species but most insect Genus after that its down to where it was seen and physical appearence, often its just one or two characteristics in your case it was the black face   then I dive into my collection of books and try and check on google images ( you did not see my first reply I got it wrong and had to do a quick edit before embarressing myself)

         

        My real interest is Butterflies but I see many other things on my walks, I also have lived in France for the last 19 years and see many European species not seen in the UK

        As for spider species  I am useless but stick them up there are better people than I here

         

        Steve

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