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This female Oak bush-cricket (Orthoptera; Tettigoniidae; Meconema thalassinum (De Geer 1773); Meconematidae; Gemeine Eichenschrecke; Méconème tambourinaire) is almost invisible on the leaf of Levisticum officinale.
The species is found mainly on oaks and other trees and shrubs, the female lays its eggs singly into crevices of oak bark. Interesting: the males don't chirp but they drum on the leaf surface with their legs, it's audible for about 1 to 2 m only. In the picture you may notice a slit on the foretibia, the auditory organ. They hunt small insect prey by screening leaf surfaces with the long antennae. They are distributed in much of the warmer parts of Europe, including the Southern UK.
Source: B. Baur et al. 2006. Die Heuschrecken der Schweiz. Haupt, Bern, Switzerland.
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A very nice shot of the cricket,well camouflaged in its environment.
Nice natural image.
Best regards Les
This specie looks like a cameleon :)
Very good point of view and composition. Excellent sharpness. Nice composition.
Thanks for sharing,
very well captured CRICKET, good sharpness and colour.