Hainault Forest Website

Written, Designed and with Photographs by Brian Ecott

Fauna

Orthoptera GRASSHOPPERS and CRICKETS

Common Green grasshopper Omocestus viridulus on tennis balls. Near Romford gate, Cabin Hill. 2nd August 2012

Common Green grasshoppers Omocestus viridulus. Meadow grassland. Photos Michael Rumble  27th August 2012

 

 

 

 

 

Speckled bush cricket  nymph on nettle leaf 25th June 2013.

 

Right: SPECKLED BUSH CRICKET Leptophyes punctatissima. Female.

5th  Aug  2006 on Grey poplar on Cabin Hill.   Note the curved ovipositor.

Above: SPECKLED BUSH CRICKET Leptophyes punctatissima. Male.

Photo:14th August 2004. By the Lake.

Above: ROESEL'S BUSH CRICKET  Metrioptera roeselii f.diluta. A long-winged form, found in the hay meadow. Photo: 26th July 2004.

 

Left: ROESEL'S BUSH CRICKET  Metrioptera roeselii  Normal form.  Found is the grass meadow.  Photo Michael Rumble 27th August 2012

 

Below: ROESEL'S BUSH CRICKET  Metrioptera roeselii  Normal form.

Photo: Vic George 1985.

 

Note the yellowish green band around the pronotum which lies just behind the head in all pictures. Note also the long antennae found in all Bush crickets.

OAK BUSH CRICKET Meconema thalassinum female. The curved ovipositor is used for egg laying in plant stems. 15th October 2006. OAK BUSH CRICKET Meconema thalassinum  male.  On poplar and oak.   Silent species.  1st October 2006