Speckled Bush-cricket

Name: Speckled Bush-cricket

Scientific name: Leptophyes punctatissima

Category: Minibeasts

Nature Stars: 50

What are nature stars?

About: The speckled bush cricket prefers rough vegetation, scrub and hedgerows. About 2 cm long.

How to identify: Easily identified by the covering of tiny black speckles, orangey-brown stripe down the back and humpbacked appearance, with very short wings.

Where: Widespread in south and central England, and around the Welsh coast.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 10
  • Agility: 70
  • Rarity: 40
  • Cute factor: 40
  • Traveller: 30

Fantastic fact: Crickets have much longer jumping legs than grasshoppers and relatively shorter, fatter bodies. They also have very long antennae, much longer than their body. Grasshoppers have short antennae.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc

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