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Southern sickle bush-cricket on dry flower I don't know if this little friend was doing his daily higiene, liking his paw, or if he was getting ready to have the fly in the bottom for breakfast ^_^ Closeup,Europe,Geotagged,Mediterranean Katydid,Phaneroptera nana,Portugal,Summer,fly,insect Click/tap to enlarge

Southern sickle bush-cricket on dry flower

I don't know if this little friend was doing his daily higiene, liking his paw, or if he was getting ready to have the fly in the bottom for breakfast ^_^

    comments (4)

  1. Unlikely that it would target the fly, katydids mostly eat plant material. They do sometimes eat dead insects and insect eggs. There's a few species actively hunting insects, but most of those are in the tropics. Posted 7 months ago
    1. Thanks for the clarification, I suspected that it wouldn't eat the fly, but now I'm sure ;-) Posted 7 months ago
  2. Great photo Flavio Posted 7 months ago
    1. Thanks a lot my friend ;-) Posted 7 months ago

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''Phaneroptera nana'' is a species of 'katydids crickets' belonging to the family Tettigoniidae subfamily Phaneropterinae. This cricket is present in most of Europe, in the Near East and in North Africa.

Similar species: Grasshoppers And Crickets
Species identified by Flavio
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Uploaded Jan 2, 2022. Captured Sep 9, 2021 07:37 in Quinta Argentina, Moncarapacho, Faro, 8700-100 Moncarapacho, Portugal.
  • X-T20
  • f/1.0
  • 1/180s
  • ISO200
  • 100mm