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Wart-biter A cool looking cricket I found on the hotel wall in Tuscany. He had a really long antennae I felt obligated to try to include in the photo. Decticus verrucivorus,Geotagged,Italy,Summer,Wart-biter,bug,cricket,insect,macro Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Wart-biter

A cool looking cricket I found on the hotel wall in Tuscany. He had a really long antennae I felt obligated to try to include in the photo.

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  1. I don't know which is more crazy, the name or the fact that people actually did that! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Now that you brought it up I'm thinking this orange/pink surface is a human's skin. You put that idea in my head :) Posted 4 years ago
      1. Eeew...gross! I wouldn't mind one of these on me...but eating my warts (not that I have any) nah! Posted 4 years ago

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The wart-biter is a bush-cricket in the family Tettigoniidae. Its English and scientific names derive from the age-old practice of using the cricket to bite warts from the skin.

Similar species: Grasshoppers And Crickets
Species identified by TristanV
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Uploaded Dec 5, 2015. Captured Aug 11, 2015 10:12 in Strada Provinciale delle Galleraie, 53031 Casole D'elsa SI, Italy.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/512s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm