Great Green Bush Cricket

Great Green Bush CricketGreat Green Bush Cricket

Latin name: Tettigonia viridissima

The Great Green Bush-cricket is a very large, but very well camouflaged, species and is hard to spot. It is green with an orangey-brown stripe running the length of its body, and long wings. It lives in trees and on grassland dotted with patches of scrub, eating vegetation and other insects. Great Green Bush-crickets prefer light, dry soils into which the females can lay their eggs using their long, down-curved ovipositors. The males display to females by producing a very loud, long 'song' by rubbing their forewings together.