Great green bush cricket

Tettigonia viridissima 

Grande sauterelle verte

Great green bush cricket female ovipositor France

This is a Bush Cricket that is almost 100% carnivorous

eating a variety of insects including flies and caterpillars.

Females lay their eggs in groups or individually at ground level. They are elongated and dark brown in colour. Plurennial Life Cycle where the development of the larvae lasts for at least one and a half years up to as long as 5 years with 7 larval stages before attaining adulthood. The larvae hatch in April and they have no wings during the early stages of development.

Grasslands, heaths, hedgerows, scrub and gardens are typical habitats.

Found in all regions of France