Fig 1
DESCRIPTION: With a wingspan up to 70mm and an overall length of approximately 46mm this is Britain's biggest bush-cricket.  The overall colour is a lush green broken only by a longitudinal brown dorsal stripe.  The females long sword-like ovipositor looks ominous but is harmless. BEHAVIOUR: Produces a loud call from deep cover that carries for several hundred metres.  This sound is made long after dusk. DISTRIBUTION: Common in the south especially Dorset to Cornwall and S Wales. Less frequent elsewhere. HABITAT: Mainly coastal with mature hedgerows, gardens, scrub and rough shrubby grassland the chosen sites. PERIOD: May to Autumn.

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