oak bush city limits

oak bush-cricket doing Meconema thallassinum

 

Pun-tastic!  Because, right, it’s an oak bush cricket and I live in the city and this is at the limits of what your humour can endure?  Anyway it was found in the bathroom and released into the wild where it posed for the camera. Another stunning bug i-d in the bag.  Evidently this is a male because it hasn’t got an ovipositor but does have long and curved cerci.  No really.  So there is another first, not only have I identified a bug but I have sexed it too. 

(Look, I know this is supposed to be a bird blog, but it is August ok?  This was going to be a post about seeing Swifts this morning over the garden and it kind of morphed into something else.  Ho hum.)

 

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