Emerald Jumper

Sitting on top of the obelisk in the garden as I was weeding was a beautiful emerald cricket.

Looking at identification guides I think this is the speckled bush cricket.

The speckled bush cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima) is completely flightless and has vestigial wings. It has a weak song and is found in vegetation.

Their eggs are laid in tree bark or plant stems, females have a sabre shaped ovipositor.They eat leaves and flowers.

Crickets belong to a group of insects called the Orthoptera. There are four families in this group:-

  • Grasshoppers
  • Ground hoppers
  • Bush crickets
  • True crickets
  • Leptophyes punctatissima is a bush cricket. Bush crickets typically have very long antennae that can be longer than their bodies.
  • The photos below show the speckles clearly .

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