(De Geer, 1773)
Oak Bush Cricket
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Status: British Isles native species.
Description: Small, pale green with a yellowish stripe along the back. The female has a long, slightly upturned ovipositor, the male has long curved cerci.
Wings: Both sexes fully winged.
Stridulation: Does not stridulate but drums one hind leg on a leaf, in short fast bursts.
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Calling song. Two males drumming alternately on side of container.
Source: Baudewijn Odé
Food: Predator, feeds on small insects.
Habitat: Arboreal – woods, hedges and gardens. Eggs are laid in crevices in bark or under mosses or lichens.
Phenology: Adults present from late July until 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
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