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Green Green Grasshopper near home

By ORCHIDCUSTOMER
A shot of a famale Great Green Grasshopper
( Tettigonia viridissima ) the largest of the
Orthoptera found in Britain. The sprcies is mainly confined to locations in southern England. It is mainly nocturnal but can be found sunning itself on shrubs and low growing plants during the summer months. The species is omnivorous and will eat other
insects. The best way to find it is species is at
night when the males can be heard stridulating and you can home in on them. by useing a torch any movement is magnified and your quarry located.

Tags: Wildlife and nature Grasshoppers and crickets

Voters: KarenFB, Take-a-View, CarolG and 5 more


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KarenFB Plus
14 5.6k 180 England
13 Oct 2007 9:05AM
What a beauty! You've caught it brilliantly, I love the details on it's wings. How big is it?
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
13 Oct 2007 9:11AM
Great capture. Carol
Tandberg 17 1.2k 2 England
13 Oct 2007 9:11AM
Nice detail
Dave
GalleryGirl 13 4 2 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2007 9:26AM
Super capture and detail.
Marilyn x
Mikelane 13 1 Wales
13 Oct 2007 11:41AM
Stunning capt Fabulous detail .Well capt .
Mike

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