Wednesday, 17 August 2016

August 16: Bush-crickets on a beautiful, hot sunny day on Heathwaite, Arnside Knot. A male and female of the elusive Oak Bush-cricket were found by beating oaks, whilst an adult male Dark Bush-cricket was found in short vegetation.

Oak Bush, male

Oak Bush, female

Dark Bush, male
Heathwaite, good habitat of open low-growing vegetation for the Dark Bush-cricket

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