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Crickets & grasshoppers


(Ancient Greek - ortho = sheath ; pteron = wing)

Often found in larger gardens where grass and native trees are allowed to go a little wild, feed on plants.

Insects in this order

  • Lesser Marsh Grasshopper

    [[{"fid":"518","view_mode":"image_left","attributes":{"alt":"Chorthippus albomarginatus female","title":"Chorthippus albomarginatus female","height":"480","width":"640","class":"media-element file-image-left"},"type":"media"}]]Grasshoppers are jumping insects with short antennae, they are often...
  • Oak bush-cricket

    [[{"fid":"450","view_mode":"image_left","attributes":{"alt":"Oak bush-cricket","title":"Oak bush-cricket","height":"192","width":"256","class":"media-element file-image-left"},"type":"media"}]]Found living in ancient woodlands, hedgerows, gardens and parks, the oak bush-cricket. This species lives...

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Most diverse

In UK ants, wasps, bees & sawflies (Hymenoptera) have 6000+ species, just beating true flies (Diptera) at 5000+.

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