Great Green Bush Cricket
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|Well it seems to be a year for 1st and unusual finds, this one is no exption. I normally find the smaller Speckled Bush Cricket and then not in large numbers so to find this male Great Green Bush Cricket (Tettigonia viridissima) was exciting, as my books all talk about it being confined to warmer areas like the south coast of the UK.|
I know this is a male because it does not have the large sword like ovipositor at the rear of the body.
Seen here perched on a leaf of a birch tree (Betula pendula)it is about 42mm in lenght not inclueding the antenae which are about the same again in their own right and on of the thinks that tel you its a cricket and not a grass hopper or locust. The antenae are not quiet as sparp as the rest because they are so fine and mainly because they never stop waving them about trying to sense their surroundings.
Shot in Raw (I am now shooting every thing in Raw) and converted to Tiff in Rawshooter.
Adjusted slightly for levels and sharpened in PS (CS) and saved as a Jpeg and reduced to below 200k for TN.
posted with the hope you will enjoy the veiw.
thanks for looking yours Robert
Other unusual creatures found this summer.
, Egyptian locust (Anacridium aegyptium)
Wasp Spider (Argiope bruennichi)
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