Alien invader

13th October 2011, Thursday

Dark Bush-cricket

On the floor of my moth trap in Rye this morning was this uninvited guest, which according to Chinery’s Insects guide appears to be a male Dark Bush-cricket (Pholidoptera griseoaptera), a widespread species of rough verges, clearings and garden shrubberies that can be found as late asĀ November. I’ve found crickets around the trap before but can’t recall finding one right inside!