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mikearicha

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  • Last Light..

    Worth the trot.

    Mike
    • 19 Apr 2012 9:35AM
  • Peacock Butterfly

    Thx, lucky she sat there for me.
    • 3 Apr 2012 5:59PM
  • A Great Green Bush-Cricket

    Great shot, this is all i could find on it:


    Body length; males 40mm to 50mm, females 40mm to 50mm + 20mm to 25mm ovipositor. Wings extend well beyond the tip of the abdomen.

    The entire body and limbs are a grass green colour. A brown stripe runs down over the top of the head, thorax and wings in the closed position. There is a pair of white bands running down either side of the underside of the abdomen. The female ovipositor is very slightly down-curved.

    Behaviour and life history
    The colour of these bush-crickets makes them extremely difficult to locate, even when aided by their distinctive song. Young nymphs spend most of their time in coarse grassland whilst older nymphs and adults are more arboreal and frequent clumps of scrub, brambles and shrubs. The males call through the afternoons and into night during warm weather from late July onwards. This bush-cricket is omnivorous with invertebrates making up the bulk of their diet, although grass, and other vegetation is also eaten. The female lays her eggs in late summer directly into the ground. After over-wintering as an egg, the nymphs emerge from mid May onwards and are mature by late July.

    Song
    An unmistakeable prolonged shrill buzzing call that carries for about 100 m or more in still conditions.

    Mike
    • 14 Mar 2012 3:27PM
  • fishing north of shetland

    As a sea fisherman myself i know how hard it is to get a shot in conditions like that, great shot!!

    Mike
    • 8 Mar 2012 9:55AM
  • Inverpolly

    Very nice view.

    Mike
    • 1 Mar 2012 9:52AM
  • Goshawk Vs Jay

    Amazing, i pray one day i will get a shot like that.

    Mike
    • 29 Feb 2012 2:41PM
  • Wolf Cubs

    Awesome creatures, nice detail.

    Mike
    • 29 Feb 2012 2:16PM
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