Bog Bush Cricket
Status: British Isles native species.
Description: Green or brown but with bright green underside. The pronotum has a cream-coloured band only on the hind edge (unlike Roesel’s Bush Cricket, where the band goes all the way round the pronotum).
Wings: Short-winged (brachypterous), with only vestigial hind-wings and short fore-wings. There is a rare fully winged form, f. marginata with brownish-black wings.
Stridulation: Soft but shrill buzz like rapidly ticking watch
Food: Mainly vegetarian, feeding on buds, seeds and flowers.
Habitat: Lowland heaths and clearings in damp heathy woodland. Eggs are inserted into vegetation by means of the ovipositor.
Phenology: Nymphs hatch in May and June. Adults from July until late 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