Record Centre News

Orthoptera find of the decade

A breeding colony of the sickle-bearing bush-cricket (Phaneroptera falcata) has been found at Hastings Country Park. This is the first time a breeding colony has been found in Britain and has been described by Dr John Paul, our Sussex county Orthoptera recorder, as the “find of the decade”.

Sickle-bearing Bush Cricket - Phaneroptera falcata

Read more and see pictures on the RXWildlife website. Further comments from John Paul can be found on our Adastra mailing list archives. Picture: Andy Phillips