Speckled Bush Cricket Leptophyes punctatissima (Bosc, 1792)
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. Speckled Bush Cricket is currently known from just a handful of sites in Nottinghamshire. Adults can be found during August
Adult female Speckled Bush Cricket, photographed at Carburton August 2013
Adult male Speckled Bush Cricket, photographed at Budby Pumping Station August 2009
Adult male Speckled Bush Cricket, photographed at Mapperley Nottingham August 2007
Speckled Bush Cricket nymph, photographed at Clifton Worcestershire July 2013
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Leptophyes punctatissima
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Louise and Alastair Gordon. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Peter O'sullivan. Adrian Dutton. Roy Frost. Jean Angove. Elizabeth Jones. NBGRC. Rob Johnson. Darren Matthews. Barry Lygo. Richard Cowen. 

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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