Mottled Bush Cricket
S4: Female Nymph, anterior
Brown Bush Cricket
Adult Male, profile
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)|
|Family:||True Cricket (Grylloidea: Gryllidae)|
|Species:||Brown Bush Cricket (Lepidogryllus comparatus)|
|This Photo:||🔍Adult Male, dorsal🔎|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
Males & Females are ~18mm long (body & head), with antennae that are longer than the body.
Females have a long ovi-positor which is partially concealed by the hind wing tips. As such, males which also have the same rolled/pointed hindwing tips look quite similar.
Males have a very different wing venation to females.
Can be differentiated from Black Bush Crickets by the streak marks on the head and pale legs.