Dark Bush Cricket Pholidoptera griseoaptera (De Geer, 1773)
Crickets and Grasshoppers belong to the order Orthoptera and the current UK list contains around 30 species, including several known migrants/accidentals. Nottinghamshire currently has around 15 species on it's list, a list which includes the Dark Bush Cricket. Yet this large species was thought to have died out here, with no Nottinghamshire records since 2003. We have recently received confirmation of two new sites, within close proximity at Weston in the Trent Valley, where it has been present since at least 2011. In the south of the UK, Dark Bush Cricket is common and we found them to be numerous on Brambles growing on a former landfill site at Dartford, Kent.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Pholidoptera griseoaptera
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Louise and Alastair Gordon.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated October 2017

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