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Aug 5, 2011 9:40 PM

Cricket id

I saw a largeish female cricket on a walk today.  The nearest likely ID I found (here http://www.orthoptera.org.uk/account.aspx?ID=10) is the great green bush cricket, Tettigonia viridissima.  The habitat fits, (coastal scrub), but it seemed a bit small, about 30 - 35mm maybe, while T. viridissima is supposed to be 40-45mm.

 

As far as I could tell it was green all over with a stocky fat-looking body, and very long jumping legs.

 

The only pic I managed to get is terrible.  My camera was playing up and the creature hopped away the moment I got near.  It is a back view and you can see the ovopositer and the long legs way above the body.

 

Anyone?

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