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Who is this cheeky bug?

NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 6,548
Found it in the dog’s towel when I picked it up to dry her off, gave me a bit of a start!


  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,140
    That’s a grasshopper and a fine specimen he is. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 35,507
    It looks like a Bush Cricket Nollie.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 6,548
    Thanks to you both, yes quite striking isn’t it? Grasshopper was my first thought, Lyn, but it didn’t look like my usual ones, with that long strong ‘tail’, looks more like the Bush Cricket in this illustration I found on the web, so I think Ladybird4 has it:

  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 17,116
    That's quite a tail...
  • floraliesfloralies Haute-Garonne SW FrancePosts: 2,171
    It's a bush cricket @Nollie we have them here too.
  • ZeroZero1ZeroZero1 Posts: 577
    I wish I had them here - what a delight
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