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Great green bush cricket

Observed: 4th July 2009 By: miked
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Tettigonia viridissima 0578
Description:

Is this rather far north for this species, I thought they tended to be further south?

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distribution

There are previous records for Dry Sandford Pit, and they do go further north, see the NBN map on the recording scheme page:
http://www.orthoptera.org.uk/account.aspx?ID=10
(scroll down for map)
In my experience they have a curiously fragmented distribution, and don't disperse to new sites often, but populations do seem to be reasonably stable at the sites I know.
Always a fantastic creature to see, they seem too big to be a British insect!

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