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How do oak bush-crickets breed?
During the mating season, males use their hind legs to drum on leaves to attract females. This sound is almost imperceptible to humans.
Female oak bush-crickets lay their eggs individually in the bark of trees, mosses or lichens. Nymphs (pictured) usually emerge in late spring, passing through five stages of moulting before they reach maturity in July or August.