Speckled bush cricket

These beautiful creatures featured recently in a BBC/Open University programme recorded at Wittenham Clumps, only a few miles from here; they are obviously quite common in the area. The programme was concerned with the crickets’ ultrasonic communication, made audible to humans with a bat detector. On 20 September I found a male on bindweed: here’s a female on the trunk of a field maple tree.

Speckled bush cricket (leptophyes punctatissima)

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3 Responses to “Speckled bush cricket”

  1. Nice Photography….

  2. Thanks, Eddie. Please visit again!

  3. Beautiful shot…great details

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