Oak Bush-cricket

Meconema thalassinum


Over all length 13 to 17mm. Pale, apple-green with a yellow dorsal stripe.


Woodland, woodland edge and hedgerows, also in parks and gardens. They live in the foliage of trees, often but not always Oak, feeding on small insects.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread in southern Britain but less common in the north and absent from most of Scotland. Fairly common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

July to November.