Great Green Bush Cricket from UK

bug on the beach in cornwall UK in august
Hi there
This appeared on the beach in Cornwall, in South West England in August 2007. It was about 3 inches in length. Can you please identify it for me? Thanks

Hi Lyn,
This is a Great Green Bush Cricket, Tettigonia viridissima. She is a female as evidenced by her long, stingerlike ovipositor. We originally identified the species by googling “Katydid England”, since members in the family Tettigoniidae are known as Katydids in the U.S. That search led to Wikipedia and a quick identification. A distinguishing feature of the family is the length of the antennae, which have sadly been cropped in your otherwise awesome image.

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