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Subject: Unknown bug
Location: Lesvos
November 20, 2014 5:38 am
I found this bug in Lesvos in the Greek islands last April and would appreciate if you could identify it.
Many thanks for your help. I have been asked to do a talk on Lesvos for my local RSPB group and would appreciate your assistance, regards
Signature: William Smiton


Bush Cricket

Dear William,
This is a Katydid or Bush Cricket in the family Tettigoniidae, and we quickly identified it on PBase as
Poecilimon mytelensis, a species endemic to Lesvos.  An endemic species is native to a limited area, and islands that are isolated often have endemic species that have taken their own evolutionary path due to a limited gene pool.  The Flora and Fauna of Cyprus site also indicates this species is endemic to Lesvos.  The spikelike ovipositor indicates that your individual is a female.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Lesvos, Greece

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