Speckled Bush-cricket

Scientific name
Leptophyes punctatissima

10-20 mm long (<10 mm ovipositor). Bright green, minutely speckled with black dots. Females’ ovipositor short and sharply curved.

Very weak high-pitched repeated chirp, almost inaudible to human ear. Best heard with a bat detector.

Favours hedgerows, tall herbage and scrub.

Local status
Recorded from only a few coastal locations.

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