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RHS research project monitoring insects in native and non-native garden border plants.

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It's all crickety boo

Posted by Helen Bostock Plantsforbugs on 08 Jun 2012 at 08:55 AM

 

 

Calling all entomologists out there - we need your help identifying this little guy above. We're pretty certain it's a bush cricket nymph (one of the early instars) but they're not so easy to determine at this stage. If you think you might know, drop us a comment.

 

As well as spotting crickets yesterday, Judi and I were also surprised at how many honey and bumble bees were out visiting our plots. This was, of course, before the rains sent everyone indoors. Thankfully we got the overhead photographs completed just in time.

 

Remember before easter we lent a hand sowing some new wildflower areas near Plants for Bugs? Well, something has definitely germinated and, given that you can see some of the sowing grid lines, there's every chance it's our seed (as opposed to just weeds) that is coming up. Exciting times.

 

 

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Helen Bostock Plantsforbugs said:

Update: our entomologist has identified the cricket as a speckled bush cricket nymph.

on 16 Jul 2012 at 02:30 PM