Dark bush-cricket Pholidoptera griseoaptera - hedges - brambles - woodland • dark brown and black • song: short chirps at intervals; set bat detector to c. 22kHz: Long-winged conehead Conocephalus discolor - long grass - reeds • green body • song: a faint continuous “chuffing”, best heard with a bat detector set to about 30kHz: Speckled bush-cricket Leptophyes punctatissima
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Bush crickets can be distinguished from grasshoppers by their larger body size (up to 5 cm in length) and their very long antennae. Females have a distinctive sword-like ovipositor at the tip of the abdomen which they use for laying eggs inside vegetation. Bush crickets stridulate by rubbing their wings together. Crickets have their ‘ears’ on their front legs.
Identification - British Bush-crickets By - Paul Sterry Despite their comparatively large size and attractive markings, bush-crickets were, until recently, largely overlooked as a group.
Bush-cricket identification In this section, we provide some spectrograms of full-spectrum recordings of bush-crickets. An example recording of each species can be played to hear what different species sound like, and a larger sample of recordings can be downloaded.
The RED / AMBER / GREEN dots indicate how easy it is to identify the species - see our Identification Difficulty page for more information. A coloured rating followed by an exclamation mark denotes that different ID difficulties apply to either males and females or to the larvae - see the species page for more detail.
Although most familiar in a grassland setting, grasshoppers and crickets can be found in a wide range of habitats across the UK, from heaths to woodland. Bush crickets can be distinguished from...
Identification. 10 mm-21mm long (+ 10 mm ovipositor), brown on the sides and a mixture of brown and green along its back with a pale margin on the side of its pronotum. They usually have wings shorter than the abdomen, and females have an ovipositor shallowly notched. Song.
Bog Bush-cricket Metrioptera brachyptera True crickets - Orthoptera: Gryllidae The only species found in the 3 counties is House-cricket Acheta domesticus. Pale fawn, with variable dark brown markings on head, thorax, hind thighs and wings. Adults long winged. Total length 14-20mm. Lives
Metrioptera brachyptera (Linnaeus, 1761)Bog Bush Cricket | Orthoptera & Allied Insects.