Grasshopper, cricket & groundhopper species 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. Only eight of these occur regularly in Scotland in the wild.
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
Identification guides to grasshoppers, crickets, earwigs, cockroaches and stick-insects. We have put together two identification guides available for free download here: grasshoppers & crickets. earwigs, cockroaches & stick-insects. Print double-sided A4. Many thanks to all photographers who have allowed use of their excellent images.
Wood-cricket Nemobius sylvestris is small (7-11mm) and short-winged, with its hind legs mottled fawn and dark brown, and occurs in woodland in southern England. Scaly cricket Pseudomogoplistes vicentae is small (8-13mm), dark brown, with plain hind legs, and occurs on shingle beaches on the Dorset and Somerset coasts. House Cricket Acheta domesticus
Crickets and grasshoppers. Whether they're chirruping in the tree tops or jumping around on the forest floor, many crickets and grasshoppers are found in woodland, where these masters of disguise blend effortlessly in with their lush green surroundings. There are 23 species of cricket and 11 species of grasshopper in the UK.
The RED / AMBER / GREEN dots indicate how easy it is to identify the species - see our Identification Difficulty page for more information. A coloured rating followed by an exclamation mark denotes that different ID difficulties apply to either males and females or to the larvae - see the species page for more detail.
Wilder Future. The majority of the species we love have been getting less and less common, but there's still time to bring them back. Join the Wildlife Trusts on our exciting adventure to a Wilder Future. Grasshoppers and crickets.
Location: Ivybridge, South Hams, South Devon, England, UK. Date: 30 July, 2018. Speckled bush-cricket, young nymph, Leptophyes punctatissima, subfamily Phaneropterinae, family Tettigoniidae. □ The speckled bush-cricket is a flightless species, and neither the male (left) nor the female has hind wings. The male has tiny tegmina (forewings), and the female’s tegmina are even more reduced.