Crickets and grasshoppers

Crickets and grasshoppers are insects belonging to the order 'Orthoptera', with their powerful hind legs used for jumping, and responsible for that chirping droning 'song' so characteristic of grassland on a hot day.

If you would like to see what a particular species looks like, go to the website of the National Biodiversity Network and type the Binomial name of the species into the 'Search for Taxa' box. Or simply use Google search.

Logging species is an important aspect of our work in Ely Wildspace. If you would like to find out more please visit our page on Biological Recording

Binomial name Common name
Chorthippus albomarginatus Lesser Marsh Grasshopper
Chorthippus brunneus Common Field Grasshopper
Chorthippus parallelus Meadow Grasshopper
Conocephalus dorsalis Short-winged Conehead
Conocephalus fuscusĀ  Long-winged Conehead
Leptophyes punctatissima Speckled Bush-cricket
Meconema thalassinum Oak Bush-cricket
Omocestus viridulus Common Green Grasshopper
Pholidoptera griseoaptera Dark Bush-cricket
Roeseliana roeselii Roesel's Bush-cricket


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