What’s the difference between a cricket and a grasshopper?
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Even in the very early nymph stages crickets can easily be identified from grasshoppers by their extraordinarily long antennae. This tiny Speckled Bush-Cricket photographed in the garden (above left) had a body length of little more than 3-4mm yet its … Read More

British crickets: Speckled Bush-cricket
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This female Speckled Bush-cricket was found during a search for a Stick Insect in a friend’s garden in Falmouth, Cornwall. The cricket’s oviposter is not yet fully developed showing she has still not reached maturity. Our search had been inspired … Read More

Speckled Bush-cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima) – female
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Common name: Speckled Bush-cricket Latin name: Leptophyes punctatissima Family: Tettigoniidae >> Phaneropterinae Adults seen: late July to November This photo Date: 25 July Location: Marsland valley, Cornwall and Devon county boundary

Speckled Bush Cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima) – nymph
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Common name: Speckled Bush Cricket Latin name: Leptophyes punctatissima Family: Crickets (Orthoptera) Date: 26 June Location: garden, Marsland valley, Devon