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Mastophyllum scabricolle (Serville, 1839)

Brown-winged Bush Cricket

Taxonomy: Orthoptera>>Ensifera>>Tettigonioidea>>Tettigoniidae>>Pseudophyllinae

Status: Occasional casual introduction.

Description: Large brown species with broad leaf-like forewings and plain brown hindwings.

Size: 68 - 90 mm

Wings: Winged.

Food: Considered a pest of bananas.

Habitat: Native range is West Indies but has been found in Britain on imported fruit.

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