Great Green Bush Cricket
Status: British Isles native species.
Description: Very large, leaf green cricket with a brown stripe along the back. The female has a long, slightly down-curved ovipositor.
Wings: Both sexes have long wings that extend beyond the tip of the abdomen.
Stridulation: Loud and penetrating song that can be heard over a long distance. It is performed from the late afternoon into the night, often from bushes or trees.
Food: Omnivorous, eating a variety of plants and insects.
Habitat: Overgrown hedges, bramble and bracken. Coastal scrub. Eggs are laid in the ground where they overwinter.
Phenology: Nymphs emerge in May and June. Adults present from late July until early winter.
Distribution: The records held by the National Biodiversity Network are shown in the map below.
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Only the following datasets are included:
- Biological Records Centre - Grasshopper and Cricket (Orthoptera) and related species records from Britain and Ireland to 2007
Other datasets on the gateway may hold additional information.