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Very Green Hopping Beast

Observed: 17th May 2011 By: jccurdjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebrates

If I'm poor at moths, I'm dreadful at hopping things. Bush Crickets, Coneheads - I'm afraid I don't know the distinguishing features. :( This is one very green photograph, though.
All educational comments welcome.

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Interesting ...

... we've seen the adults and they're very large. This lady (I did, at least, spot the ovipositor) was much smaller so I was expecting a different species. I was probably also thinking that an immature wouldn't yet have an ovipositor but that was an assumption based on no knowledge whatsoever. :)

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Hi John, I've just looked at Google images and there are some shots of a very similar nature and stage to your cricket. It would appear that the ovipositor is quite well developed before the wings reach their full length. Regards Chris.

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Good to have a researcher!

Thanks Chris. That'll teach me to ignore trite old management phrases and make assumptions. :))

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Google images

I know Google Images are frowned upon by some but it does give a good indication for a general identification or confirmation of an idea.