What kind of Cricket?

RaspberryKillerRaspberryKiller Richmond, LondonPosts: 156
I heard something chirping away, for the first time ever, in fact, and found this guy hanging about on my step ladders.

I've found plenty of small green crickets, but none of this size and colour.


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  • RaspberryKillerRaspberryKiller Richmond, LondonPosts: 156
    In fact, is it a grasshopper? 
  • Valley GardenerValley Gardener Posts: 1,573
    Saltamontes.......... he looks very Spanish!
    The whole truth is an instrument that can only be played by an expert.
  • RaspberryKillerRaspberryKiller Richmond, LondonPosts: 156
    Well... I just offered him a San Miguel and there was no response :#
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 3,684
    Looks like a common field grasshopper.
  • I agree with wild edges. They come in various colours - I once had a pink one in my garden!
  • RaspberryKillerRaspberryKiller Richmond, LondonPosts: 156
    First time I've seen a grasshopper in my patio!
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 5,461
    Did you quietly creep up behind her shout 'arriba, arriba', shaking castanets and see if she hopped it?
  • RaspberryKillerRaspberryKiller Richmond, LondonPosts: 156
    Fire said:
    Did you quietly creep up behind her shout 'arriba, arriba', shaking castanets and see if she hopped it?
    A missed opportunity...
  • BijdezeeBijdezee Bruges, BelgiumPosts: 790
    edited July 2018
    Last year we heard what we thought was a very loud grass hopper or cricket. Turned out to be a grasshopper warbler bird. The song is totally like an insect. I thought they were named that way because they eat grasshoppers but it's actually the sound they make. He was sitting in the wilderness behind our fence, a quite indistinct looking chap but the sound is amazing. 
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