Roesel’s bush cricket,Metrioptera roeselii. Seen June to October favouring damp meadow and grassland. Found in South East England but spreading north and west. Photo Stephen Middleton
Speckled Bush Cricket, Leptophyes Punctatissima. Eggs are laid in late summer into tree bark or plant stems where they remain over winter. The nymphs emerge in May and June and mature as adult speckled bush crickets by mid August. They are most active at dusk and at night.