This was found on the bush in my back garden. It's green and has six legs two of which are grasshopper like with a bulbous body and a horn shaped protrusion from its rear end. It also has long feelers off its head and It has also excreted a small black and pellet like dropping on my dining room table! Can anyone please identify this bug?
That's a Bush Cricket, (female - the curved thing at the end is the ovipositor.) There are about a dozen species in the UK and I think this one is Conocephalus dorsalis, the short-winged conehead. Can someone confirm please?
Speckled Bush cricket, Leptophyes punctatissima,which is a flightless species. They are omnivorous, nibbling on leaves and any small inverts that they come across. They are abundant at the moment - I came across 'herds' of them last week when removing our overgrown Virginia creeper from the side of the house - will have to replace it with something less rampant; any suggestions?