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7th October 2010, Thursday

Southern Oak Bush Cricket

Southern Oak Bush Cricket
I was shown a cricket which was potted off a residents window (Dave Bunney) last night at Dungeness Point. He had found a dead Oak Bush Cricket floating in his water butt a month back (first record for Dungeness) and so phoned me as he thought it was a Southern Oak Bush Cricket (Meconema meridionale) after looking on the internet and after I reminded him of this species spreading in the London area. I had a look and identified it to this species and took a fuzzy photo. Keep your eyes peeled for this species – which is a late species – especially with the warm weather this weekend.