Orthoptera - Grasshoppers and Crickets

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Lesser Marsh Grasshopper Chorthippus albomarginatus (De Geer 1773)

Chorthippus albomarginatus
  • Barnwell East LNR TL480583: 8 Jul 2008
  • Distinguished by having the sides of the pronotum (between the head and the wings) almost straight: in many grasshopper species the sides are concave
  • Despite the common name, it is found in dry grassland as well as moist places


Oak Bush-cricket Meconema thalassinum (De Geer 1773)

Meconema thalassinum


Roesel's Bush-cricket Metrioptera roeselii (Hagenbach, 1822)

Metrioptera roeselii
  • Barnwell East LNR TL479583 1 Aug 2004
  • Once confined to coastal regions and rated Notable/Nb
  • Has now spread widely inland, apparently benefitting from warmer climate
  • Song is a long continuous note rather than the chirps of most other crickets
  • Enlargement available


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