Bush Cricket

I loved having a magnifying glass as a child. I had one with a blue handle, with a false Parker pen clip on it, as well as a black jewellers’ eyepiece. They meant I could look at the gills of a mushroom and see the colour of its spores, look at a spider and see its hairy legs and look at a ladybird and count its spots.

My friends had magnifying glasses too. They used them to start fires, burn one another when they weren’t looking and to kill ants.

Here’s a Cricket we found recently in Italy. With modern cameras the macro facility is so good that it’s the modern equivalent of the low power magnifying glass.

Bush Cricket - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David bailey (not the)

This one looks like the Meadow Dark Bush Cricket Pholidoptera fallax. It’s a female.

Bush Cricket - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David bailey (not the)

This is as close as I can get. Maybe I need that magnifying glass after all.

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