Grey Bush Cricket
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Status: British Isles native species.
Description: Variable but usually greyish brown. Females have a long, upturned ovipositor.
Wings: Both sexes fully winged.
Stridulation: Soft, rapidly repeated, high pitched chirp
Habitat: Coastal species – coarse grass and rough vegetation on sand dunes, shingle banks and south-facing cliffs.
Phenology: Nymphs hatch in May. Adults appear in July to autumn.
Distribution: The records held by the National Biodiversity Network are shown in the map below.
Terms & conditions
Colours show the year of the last record -
up to 1987
1998 up to present
Only Recording Scheme datasets are included. Other datasets on the Gateway may hold additional information.Open interactive map for all datasets in new window