Roesel's Bush Cricket Metrioptera roeselii (Hagenbach, 1822)
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 15 species on it's list. Roesel's Bush Cricket arrived in the Nottinghamshire during 2006 and the following year was found at Collingham, Stoke Bardolph and Langford Lowfields in August 2007. It is now widespread over most of Nottinghamshire in areas of long grass. The high-pitched buzzing sound made by the male is difficult to hear.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Metrioptera roeselii
 
Metrioptera roeselii - fully-winged form (f.diluta)
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Roy Frost. Darren Matthews. Joseph Armstrong. Tim Sexton. NBGRC. Meg Skinner. Laurence Archibald.

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 January 2021

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