Thursday, 18 September 2008

Mystery patio wildlife



Can anyone identify this little beastie for me? I spied her* the other morning making a fairly sizable hole in an aubergine leaf, and I was quite impressed that she had made it all the way up the stairs to my patio.

*updated. Thanks for Magic Cochin for identifying this as a female bush cricket!

3 comments:

Muppet said...

I had one on my achocha (http://flickr.com/photos/fluffymuppet/2848703428/) and assumed it was a grasshopper of some description...

Magic Cochin said...

She's a Bush-Cricket (yes it's a girlie, the blade like thingy at her rear end is her ovipositor)

There are lots of different sorts or Bush Cricket, I'm not exactly sure which one this is.

Celia

The Organic Viking said...

Many thanks for the identification! I will amend gender according...