Sickle Bearing Bush Cricket
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|I posted another veiw of this Bush Cricket the other day, It turns out I got both its identiefication and the importance of the find wrong. |
Veiw the first image and incorrect note here
It turns out to be a Sickle Bearing Bush Cricket Phaneroptera falcata and not as I had first thought a Great Green Bush Cricket Tettigonia viridissima aparently in the case of the great green both wings are the same length, while in the Sickle the top/front wing is shorter.
If you read the Web page here RXwildlife News & Events/Sickle Bearing Cricket you will see why when I reported it along with a picture the man from national recording Sceme was very excited as it appears they have only just found the 1st breeding colony in Hastings on the south coast before then it seems only 2 individuals have been reported in the last 100years.
pays to keep your eyes open you never know what you are going to find. Must admit i seem to be on a bit of a roll as this is the 3rd rarity I have found in the last month ;0))))))))))))
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This ones are a pain to ident.
I posted one HERE which I think it is the same as this, and I have a 3rd. ident!!!
Now I see the ones you suggested I think I must be wrong.
Thanks for sharing.
belle macro de cette sauterelle, bonnes couleurs et détails parfaits
félicitations et merci du partage