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Great green bush-cricket
The great green bush-cricket (Tettigonia viridissima) certainly lives up to its name, at nearly 7cm in length. It lives in trees and on grassland, eating vegetation and other insects. Males display to females by producing a very loud 'song' by rubbing their fore-wings together. Their expert camouflage nevertheless makes them hard to spot.