I found this Woundwort Sheild Bug Eysarcoris fabricii and a few others on a patch of white dead nettle on the Willow Walk last Thursday 10th September. Simon.
Whilst looking for the Roesel’s Bush Cricket we stumbled across a population of 5 males and 1 female, including a copulating pair, of Long-winged Coneheads. We also found the Roesel’s Bush Cricket nearby.
The stridulation was much higher pitched from the Coneheads. Some members of our party could hear neither cricket, whilst some could only hear the Roesel’s, due to the frequency ranges involved. Younger people tend to hear them more easily than older people.
The Roesel’s was found in E2 whilst the Coneheads were found in E2 and D2 (at the top of the steps).
Image by Jack Dennison
Rob Woodward found a Roesel’s Bush Cricket in E2, near the top of the steps, today. This is a local species, with a generally southern distribution. Also seen was a Water Rail on the Slurry Lagoon.