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IMG_6176 Insect on stones

Observed: 15th October 2013 By: Jane McWeenyJane McWeeny’s reputation in Invertebrates
IMG_6218 insect on rosehip
IMG_6176 Insect on stones

A large (5cm including tail) non-flying insect seen feeding on rosehips in mountainous part of SE France. Individual colour variation from yellow/dark brown to green/black striped abdomen. Sickle-shaped tail nearly as long as body. Antennae twice body length. Cricket-like back legs.

    Likely ID
    Saddle-backed Bushcricket (Ephippiger sp)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

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