Dark Bush-cricket

Scientific name
Pholidoptera griseoaptera

10-20 mm long (+10 mm ovipositor). Always brown in colouration, ranging in tone from grey brown to dark brown. Prominent yellow or yellow-green underside. Very short wings.

High pitched short chirps, repeated irregularly. May sing throughout the day including dusk.

Only recorded in D&G at coastal locations, amongst coarse scrubby vegetation on south-facing slopes.

Local status
Only recorded in a few coastal locations.

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