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
© Roger Key Chorthippus albomarginatus female Grasshoppers are jumping insects with short antennae, they are often camouflaged within their grassland habitat with brown and green colours. They make sound or 'stridulate' by rubbing a peg on their hind femur against a thickened vein on the...
© Roger Key Oak bush-cricket ( Meconema thalassinum ) Found living in ancient woodlands, hedgerows, gardens and parks, the oak bush-cricket. This species lives in tree and shrub canopies and the adults are strong flyers...