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Phaneroptera falcata (Poda, 1761)

Sickle-bearing Bush Cricket

Taxonomy: Orthoptera>>Ensifera>>Tettigonioidea>>Tettigoniidae>>Phaneropterinae

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Phaneroptera falcata Phaneroptera falcata Phaneroptera falcata

Status: British Isles non-native species.

Description: Yellow-green with very long wings. Forewings markedly shorter than hindwings. The ovipositor is short, broad, and sharply upturned.

Size: 24-36 mm

Wings: Both sexes have very long wings. Forewings reach the hind knees, hindwings extend much further back still. The species flies well.

Stridulation: The song is an indistinct tzzp… tzzp…

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Calling song.
Source: Baudewijn Odé

Two males alternating.
Source: Baudewijn Odé

Food: Herbivorous.

Habitat: Warmth loving, living in scrub and grassland.

Phenology: Adults present from August onwards.

Distribution: This species is not present in the National Biodiversity Network Database currently (October 2008).