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Can you identify this garden bug?
« on: 28/09/2008 13:10:10 »
Photographed on Aug 30th 2008, in Surrey.


 




While I know lots about physics and electronics, I am embarrassingly clueless when it comes to biology and things you find in the garden.

So what is this rather fearsome looking creature? (the body is probably about 3cm long)

And what does it do with the vicious pointy bits at the rear end?
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Can you identify this garden bug?
« Reply #1 on: 28/09/2008 17:06:21 »
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                                                                                                   Dark Bush-cricket: Pholidoptera griseoaptera


The pointy bit at the rear is an ovipositor.
« Last Edit: 28/09/2008 17:15:43 by RD »
 

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Can you identify this garden bug?
« Reply #2 on: 28/09/2008 21:45:57 »
Hmm... that's quite an impressive ovipositor

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Can you identify this garden bug?
« Reply #3 on: 28/09/2008 22:30:50 »
Photographed on Aug 30th 2008, in Surrey.


 




While I know lots about physics and electronics, I am embarrassingly clueless when it comes to biology and things you find in the garden.

So what is this rather fearsome looking creature? (the body is probably about 3cm long)

And what does it do with the vicious pointy bits at the rear end?

He is my Birthday BUG.. LOL.. Seriously he looks like he may be a painfully fun pal to have on your arm...LOL
 

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Can you identify this garden bug?
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