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    Whats this called?

    As above, found on the side of the motor, while getting 20 plus ticks off the dog last weekend after coming out of a wood, after Squirrels and Pigeon.




    Brian

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    Is it a trick question? From the title of the photo its apparently called Brian

    Seriously, looks like a grasshopper to me (short antenna, light brown) but presume there's something about it that makes you ask the question? What size was it, any distinguishing features, what colouration?

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    It might be a cricket, apparently they are spreading north through England at a fair rate with global warming.

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    It was light tan/beige in colour and about 2" plus long, doesn't look like any of the Grasshoppers I've seen.

    "From the title of the photo its apparently called Brian"

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    "From the title of the photo its apparently called Brian"
    Sorry, I couldn't resist

    What length were the antennae? In the photo they look short which made me think it was a grasshopper rather than a cricket. I wondered if it might be a locust, seeing as how they are also spreading north, but would need to see the abdomen to have a better idea.

    I guess it could be someone's escaped exotic pet!

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    Willie

    This is a larger photo, I don't think the site lets this size on


    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2637/...55c466.jpg?v=0


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    Brian

    Difficult to say - we're beyond the limits of my insect knowledge - but at that size I'd think it must be someone's escaped exotic.

    willie_gunn

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    Well I was going to say I've never seen a Cricket before, but I have now

    Brian

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    Well if it was a TICK that size , you should be worried , Cricket !GRASSHOPPERS HAVE LONGER ANTENAE. They are also carniverous and will eat your dog in a nanno second!.!! . If your dog comes running back like a skeleton, ! Trust me it,s a grasshopper that ate him!.(or a cricket )
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