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Other Insects

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In our website we have written about a number of ants, bees, beetles, bugs, butterflies, flies, moths and wasps. In our website we have tried to show a strong connection between wasps, ants and bees as well as showing the similarities of moths and butterflies. We have also illustrated the amazing number of beetles and true flies that are actually in this country and how many so-called flies are not flies at all, but in fact other flying insects.

Besides these main groups of insects, we have in this country many other insect species. We are illustrating this variety by writing about the Great Green Bush Cricket, British Field Cricket, Common Earwig and the Common Field Grasshopper. We will also be writing about the Rose Aphid, Bristletail, Tawny Cockroach and the Common Froghopper in the not too distant future.

The adult form of these 8 individual insects has similarities to many other thousands of native insects found in this country. They all breathe air and they all have a hard-jointed external skeleton called an exo-skeleton made of chitin. They all have a body divided into three parts; the head with one pair of antennae, the thorax which carries three pairs of legs, and the abdomen which contains the guts and reproductive organs.

The study of insects (entomology) is truly fascinating and for some it is a lifelong interest.

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Bush Cricket (Great Green)

Bush Cricket (Great Green)

The Great Green Bush Cricket is the largest insect found in England and can only be found in limited areas in the south around July to October. It prefers to live on rou

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Cricket (British Field)

Cricket (British Field)

British Field Crickets are very rare in England and it is believed that they can only be found if certain sites in West Sussex. In 2003 these crickets could only be foun

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Earwig (Common)

Earwig (Common)

The Common Earwig is a shiny brown insect that has large tweezer-like pincers at the back of its body. It can be seen throughout the country in gardens, woodlands and in

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Grasshopper (Common Field)

Grasshopper (Common Field)

The Common Field Grasshopper is one of the most frequently seen grasshoppers in England, along side the Mottled, the Common Green and the Meadow Grasshopper. It is somet

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