BLAGDON LAKE BIRDS

Grasshoppers, Crickets & Allies List [2016 Revision]


Here is a list of Orthoptera recorded at the lake. I have prepared the list in line with that given by the Grasshoppers and Related Insects Recording Scheme of Britain and Ireland. All records are my own unless stated, so any inaccuracy is entirely down to me. If anyone has records they'd like to include, please contact me and I will insert and acknowledge them accordingly.

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers & crickets)

  1. Oak Bush-cricket Meconema thalassinum, Butcombe Bank, 17th June 2011 (N.R. Milbourne). Unknown.
  2. Dark Bush-cricket Pholidoptera griseoaptera (=cinerea), 16th July 2010 (N.R. Milbourne). Abundant.
  3. Roesel’s Bush-Cricket Metrioptera roeselii, North Shore, 24th Aug. 2017 (N.R. Milbourne, photograph). Common.
  4. Long-winged Conehead Conocephalus discolor, Top End, 28th Aug. 2007 (I. Stapp, photograph). Abundant
  5. Short-winged Conehead Conocephalus dorsalis, Rainbow Point, 9th July 2006 (N.R. Milbourne, photograph). Unknown.
  6. Speckled Bush-cricket Leptophyes punctatissima, 5th June 2010 (R. Barnett). Common.
  7. Slender Groundhopper Tetrix subulata, Rainbow Point, 9th July 2006 (N.R. Milbourne, photograph). Unknown.
  8. Common Groundhopper Tetrix undulata, Green Lawn, 16th Aug. 2005 (N.R. Milbourne). Unknown.
  9. Common Green Grasshopper Omocestus viridulus, 8th July 2015 (N.R. Milbourne). Unknown.
  10. Meadow Grasshopper Chorthippus parallelus, 18th June 2011 (N.R. Milbourne, photograph). Abundant.

Dermaptera (Earwigs)

  1. Common Earwig Forficula auricularia, 2011 (N.R. Milbourne). Unknown.

Key to abundance:

Bibliography (sources of information)

  1. Grasshoppers and Related Insects Recording Scheme of Britain and Ireland website

Updated 24 August, 2017