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    Default The cricket yesterday

    Not Ben Stokes amazing performance but an Oak Bush-cricket, Meconema thalassinum, usually nocturnal but cheerfully strolling around the flower bed on a hot day in central Cardiff, 31C on the patio yesterday.
    Unusual among Bush-crickets for its carnivorous diet. Haven't seen one in the garden before, surprising what's there on the doorstep.






    Host to one of those weird behaviour-altering parasites -

    Spinochordodes tellinii - Wikipedia

    Musha rig um du rum da

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    i hear a lot of activity in the field by the river its a sound i cant write
    so are they crickets or grasshoppers? i was told when i was young there grasshoppers rubbing off the grass
    or are they locust i can never seem to catch them in the high grass as everytime i get close they stop or move some where else
    in the same area the field next door theirs tons of ladybirds also every year
    do trout eat these ?Ladybirds are brightly coloured, warning predators of their bitter taste,. i can envisage them been blown on the water in a northely wind
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    how he may read upon the varying skies,from thence to judge the order of his flies,
    how he may place them on his trailing link,know which should float,or which should partly sink

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    Crickets make their sound by rubbing their wings together, grasshoppers by rubbing one hind leg against a wing case

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