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Master of Camouflage

Considering we are at the transition between summer and autumn, and it’s still astronomically summer (the Equinox is on this coming Wednesday morning, 23 September, at just after 8.40 am) it’s amazing what creatures are still running round although the temperatures are starting to fall. Here’s a little video I made about one of them, and beneath the video window a detailed close-up taken by my brother Gavin.

And here’s the detailed photo:

A male Speckled Bush Cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima) which is one of the least seen large insects found in Ireland. This is the only one I managed to find this year, although they are always around. They're just very difficult to see.
A male Speckled Bush Cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima) which is one of the least seen large insects found in Ireland. This is the only one I managed to find this year, although they are always around. They’re just very difficult to see.