Speckled Bush Cricket
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Status: British Isles native species.
Description: A small, green bush cricket with a brown stripe on the back and tiny dark speckles covering the whole body. The ovipositor is broad and upturned.
Wings: Both sexes have very short, reduced wings.
Stridulation: The song is an almost inaudible chirp repeated at intervals, best picked up with a bat detector.
Food: Herbivorous, feeding on a range of shrubs and other vegetation.
Habitat: Open woodland, scrub, gardens and hedgerows. Eggs are laid in the bark of trees or shrubs.
Phenology: Adults present from late July or early August until November.
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