Credit: Alastair Hotchkiss / WTML
How do speckled bush-crickets breed?
Males attract females by rubbing their wings together to ‘sing’. A female will respond with a quieter song to lead the male to her. Eggs are laid on bark and in plant stems, hatched nymphs (pictured) will overwinter where they are born and emerge in May. They will reach maturity around August, breed, and then die before the winter.