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DESCRIPTION: 12 - 21 mm in length. With brown flanks, a green underside, a green or brown upper surface and a pale edge to the hind edge of the sides of the pronotum this stunning creature is always a pleasure to find. Occasionally the wings are partly green also. As with all crickets the antennae are extremely long. Females have a short upturned ovipositor. BEHAVIOUR: The call of this species is very low and similar to a steam train as found in the Grey Bush Cricket but the call here is much quicker and seldom heard. DISTRIBUTION: Localised in England, Wales and the extreme south of Scotland. HABITAT: Mainly boggy areas and damp heathlands but occasionally found in drier areas of tall grasses. PERIOD: May to November

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