Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket

Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket (Phaneroptera falcata) belong to family Tettigoniidae (Katydids or Bush-crickets), subfamily Phaneropterinae. They are very similar to great green bush-crickets, but have slenderer bodies and longer hind pair of legs. In great green bush-cricket both wings are of the same length, while in the Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket the top wing is shorter. They have very long hind wings almost double the body length.

Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket Male
Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket male
Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket male
Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket Female
Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket female
Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket female

1 comment:

Anna said...

What a beautiful creature!
Anna :)