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Found this in garden while on holiday in south west France, haven't seen one like it before. Any idea what it is? Thanks.
Could it be a female Dark Bush Cricket?
See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_bush-cricket or
Thanks for the reply. I wasn't sure because the colouring didn't quite seem right. Is there some variation?
I'm pretty sure this is a female Saddle Backed Bush Cricket nymph Ephipigger ephipigger. They are well known for their variable paint jobs.
Thank you that looks like a better match.
I am humbled by Lewis' superior knowledge of all things Crickety and concede to his identification.