Re: [bugclub] Re: Unidentified Insect - any help?
- No worries guys its all good - woud have perhaps realised if I had cared to scroll down!----- Original Message -----From: Jim JahelkaSent: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 12:43 AMSubject: RE: [bugclub] Re: Unidentified Insect - any help?
Im probably responsible for the reply screwup. I just joined and got an email this morning before reading the greeting and the instructions on how to submit.. Being in a big hurry to get to work I simply hit reply and attached my bug pic. So that is how I got mixed up w/ the slant faced grasshopper.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of markj
Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 8:17 AM
Subject: [bugclub] Re: Unidentified Insect - any help?
You are welcome
I am getting my replies mixed up...ever since I had to resort to using Microsft Explorer :(
Your insect is Acrida ungarica: The slant faced grasshopper.
The sound you heard is is wings rustling. Its called crepitation....the insect itselt has no wayof stridulating like other grasshoppers and crickets.
They are completely harmless by heway, so do enjoy their beauty
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "bel" <bellebird@...> wrote:
> Hi Mark
> It was found whist on holiday in the Greek Island of Zante / Zakynthos. It did indeed have wings as it was the the 'brrrrrrrrr' sound that initiallty got my attention (it flew similar to a Locust just like you said, fairy like). Beautiful creature, huge attena though for some reason.
> Thanks for getting back back to me as I was intregued, have been to Zante many times but only seen this mad little bug once.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: markj
> To: email@example.com
> Sent: Monday, September 20, 2010 11:40 AM
> Subject: [bugclub] Re: Unidentified Insect - any help?
> It should be an Oak Bush Cricket, but it looks different somehow.... Dark green instead of emeral, plump upper limbs and body and casting a determind shadow too.
> If I didnt know better I would say it is more the shape of the Saddle backed bush cricket Ephippiger e, but they are not found (yet) in this country. They dont fly but can walk on ceilings. Have you been to the European coutryside recently?
> Did it have fairly like wings or appear to have no wings at all?
> Just a thougt.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "terenceeden" <bugclub@> wrote:
> > Found this in Woking, Surrey, UK.
> > http://twitpic.com/2q3hd7
> > Would have taken a better photo - but it was freaking my wife out. Ok... I was a little freaked out too!
> > Bright green.
> > Six legs.
> > An upwardly hooked tail. Like a very small scorpion - if that doesn't sound too melodramatic.
> > Had very fine "toes" on its feet. Almost red in colour.
> > Long, thin antenna.
> > Body was ~8cm long.
> > We caught it and released it. Any idea what it was?