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Anyone know what this is - found on a windowledge in a front garden in Dagenham
Sorry about the picture quality!.
I think its probably a shield bug, but the picture is poor. Sorry thats the best I can guess.
It looks a little slim in the picture,but I would agree.
almost certainly - they are shield shaped, so if that sounds right, that's what it is. Harmless to people and negligible damage to plants
Any chance of a better photo? I think it looks too narrow and the legs too long for a shield bug. Are you actually holding the end of the insect?
I think it more likely to be a green cricket/grasshopper...possibly!
Is this one any better? Yes I am holding the 'tail' part which curves upwards.
Nutculet - I do know how many legs it has thanks - 4! With two long, fine antenna.
Insects have 6 legs, what happened to the other 2
Looks like a cricket.
What do you think?
Try oedemera nobilis. Green flower beetle.
I think you're probably right daintiness. Maybe it's lost its back legs. Certainly the turned up tail is the r e.
Looks right to me Daintiness, I wonder how it got up on the window ledge without its back legs
Thanks Daintiness - thats it! Checked with the NHM website and it exactly fits the Southern oak bush-cricket. When you turn it upside-down you can see where its back legs would have been.
Thanks again all.
Poor unfortunate bush cricket.
This was in my conservatory about a month ago. It seems to be a different species to yours. Unfortunately I later found him or her dead. Perhaps they die in the Autumn.
Sorry Pottie Pam I don't look on the forum very often when I haven't anything current going on!
Yours is similar, I'd say it was a bush-cricket, but they all look so much alike.