Grasshoppers and bush crickets on Scilly

The number of species of grasshopper and crickets on Scilly is rather low compared to Devon but there are plenty of individuals.

Great green bush cricket
This is a great green bush cricket – a large species around 2″ long – they make a lot of noise with their audible song but can be very hard to see

Long winged coneheadThis is the long winged cone head – only arrived on Scilly around 20 years ago but now seems to be everywhere

Field grasshopperThis is the field grasshopper – ubiquitous on the islands and the only species of grasshopper recorded here