Bushcricket from France

What’s this bug/Cricket/Cicada?
Location: Collias, Gard, France
August 11, 2011 5:36 am
Please could you help identify the attached bug?
We photographed it last week in the Gard, in the South of France on a hot day (30C-ish). It was sitting amongst some long grass at the base of an olive tree and was making NO sound at all.
Signature: Steph


Hi Steph,
This is a male Shieldback Katydid in the genus
Ephippiger, and they are commonly called Bushcrickets, but we are not certain if that is a translation from the French.

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