11 Aug 2014

Great Green Bush Cricket & Day Lilies

Tettigonia viridissima
Found a Great Green Bush Cricket, better known here in Sweden as the Grön vårtbitare (green wart biter) as apparently they have been used here to bite away warts. They are both carnivorous and arboreal, with their main diet being of flies, caterpillars and larvae; so hopefully they do some good in the garden. If not at least they have a pleasant chirping sound which makes the garden sound more tropical. Some of my larger Day Lilies are also blooming now.

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