Name: Speckled Bush-cricket
Scientific name: Leptophyes punctatissima
Nature Stars: 50
About: The speckled bush cricket prefers rough vegetation, scrub and hedgerows. About 2 cm long.
How to identify: Easily identified by the covering of tiny black speckles, orangey-brown stripe down the back and humpbacked appearance, with very short wings.
Where: Widespread in south and central England, and around the Welsh coast.
Fantastic fact: Crickets have much longer jumping legs than grasshoppers and relatively shorter, fatter bodies. They also have very long antennae, much longer than their body. Grasshoppers have short antennae.
Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc