found in the UK Grasshoppers and bush crickets are two sub-families in the order Orthoptera. In the UK we have 23 species of cricket and 11 species of grasshopper, including a few exotics that have been accidentally introduced.
Oak bush-cricket Meconema thalassinum - gardens - hedges - woodland • long wings • nocturnal and attracted to light, sometimes found indoors • the related Southern Oak bush-cricket has short wings Great Green bush-cricket Tettigonia viridissima - scrub - hedges • green with brown stripe on top • wings longer than body
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A common invertebrate across the southern half of England, the noisy, irregular chirpings of the Dark bush-cricket are a familiar feature of late summer. Found in gardens, hedgerows and woodland edges, Dark Bush-crickets can often be seen in quite large numbers, sunbathing on Bramble patches.
Although most familiar in a grassland setting, grasshoppers and crickets can be found in a wide range of habitats across the UK, from heaths to woodland. Bush crickets can be distinguished from...
The insect is central to Charles Dickens's 1845 The Cricket on the Hearth and George Selden's 1960 The Cricket in Times Square. Crickets are celebrated in poems by William Wordsworth , John Keats , and Du Fu .
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Britain has two native true crickets - the Field Cricket (Gryllus campestris) and the Wood Cricket (Nemobius sylvestris). These are daytime insects, unlike many crickets, but they are rare and are only found in the south of England.