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Locust-type thing

Observed: 5th October 2013 By: matt harris
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Found in car-parking area.


No identification made yet.

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That really does look like a "locust" - one of the large, warmer-climate grasshoppers - although it's not actually all that big. The wings are unusually long, though.

I'm not an expert on our native grasshoppers (is it possible it's a long-winged version of one of those?), but my guess is that it's escaped from a pet shop. They do also occasionally fly over from the continent, but South Wales is a long way to go. Interesting...