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Nice surprise as I was pruning my Dahlias, narrowly missed getting her legs chopped off!
Female Speckled Bush Cricket
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Thanks TJ, just had another look after a brief rain shower here & it's tucked it's head under some leaves & stretched out those hind legs which match the antennae for length
Belatedly ran out & got another pic
In reply to WendyBartter:
(Pardon the Scottish Accent)
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
WendyBartter said:pruning my Dahlias
Not a euphemism I hope Wendy!!
I've never seen a Bush Cricket in the UK. One of the strangest crickets that I've seen on my overseas travels was called a Saga pedo in the south of France. It's one of the biggest in Europe and carnivorous. It's also asexual and no male of the species has ever been discovered.
The binomial name has always intrigued me and I don't know how these are derived. Saga seems to relate to bush crickets in general although I've no idea where it comes from.but the pedo term sounds less appealing and even more obscure. Try putting pedo into Google translate from Latin to English. I nearly fell off my chair laughing when I saw what it came up with.
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