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Tettigonia viridissima (Great Green Bush-cricket)

Synonyms: Agraecia incognita; Conocephalus viridissimus; Eumenymus vaucherianus; Gryllus viridissimus; Locusta maroccana; Locusta vaucheriana; Locusta viridissima; Phasgonura lozanoi; Phasgonura vaucheriana; Tettigonia caudata flava; Tettigonia krugeri; Tettigonia longealata; Tettigonia lozanoi; Tettigonia paoli; Tettigonia paoli intermedia; Tettigonia trinacriae; Tettigonia vaucheriana; Tettigonia viridis cantatrix; Tettigonia viridissima meridionalis
Language: French; German

Wikipedia Abstract

Tettigonia viridissima, the Great Green Bush-Cricket, is a large species of katydid or bush-cricket belonging to the family Tettigoniidae, subfamily Tettigoniinae. This species can be encountered from Europe to Mongolia, especially in meadows, grasslands, prairies and occasionally in gardens. Tettigonia viridissima is carnivorous and arboreal. Its diet is mostly composed of flies, caterpillars and larvae. Unlike many grasshoppers, it is essentially active in day and night, as testified by its endless crepuscular and nocturnal singing. File:Tettigonia viridissima - Grünes Heupferd (HS).ogg \n* \n* \n*
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Avon Gorge Woodlands 376 England, United Kingdom
Braunton Burrows 3328 England, United Kingdom
Butser Hill 590 England, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay Dunes/ Twyni Bae Caerfyrddin 2981 Wales, United Kingdom
Chesil and the Fleet 4032 England, United Kingdom
Dahlberg 22 Germany  
Dawlish Warren 145 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Dover to Kingsdown Cliffs 454 England, United Kingdom
Essex Estuaries 114016 England, United Kingdom
Isle of Portland to Studland Cliffs 3577 England, United Kingdom
Isle of Wight Downs 1141 England, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Kenfig/ Cynffig 2945 Wales, United Kingdom
Lewes Downs 363 England, United Kingdom  
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru 3940 Wales, United Kingdom  
Lizard Point 34565 England, United Kingdom    
Lyme Bay and Torbay 77215 England, United Kingdom
Margate and Long Sands 160406 England, United Kingdom
Mendip Limestone Grasslands 1032 England, United Kingdom
Minsmere to Walberswick Heaths and Marshes 3127 England, United Kingdom
North Somerset and Mendip Bats 1387 England, United Kingdom
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Penhale Dunes 1535 England, United Kingdom    
Pevensey Levels 8860 England, United Kingdom  
Plymouth Sound and Estuaries 15820 England, United Kingdom
Rodborough Common 258 England, United Kingdom
Sandwich Bay 2812 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Sidmouth to West Bay 2217 England, United Kingdom
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
South Dartmoor Woods 5330 England, United Kingdom
South Devon Shore Dock 843 England, United Kingdom  
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
St Albans Head to Durlston Head 710 England, United Kingdom
Start Point to Plymouth Sound & Eddystone 84204 England, United Kingdom  
The Lizard 8048 England, United Kingdom    
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Tintagel–Marsland–Clovelly Coast 6004 England, United Kingdom  
Wulsenberg, Hasental und Kregenberg 198 Germany  

Prey / Diet

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Antitype chi (Grey Chi)1
Arctia caja (garden tiger moth)1
Arctia villica (Cream-spot Tiger)1
Autographa bractea (Gold Spangle)1
Bibio marci (St Mark's Fly)1
Coscinia cribraria (Speckled Footman)1
Ctenoplusia limbirena (Scar Bank Gem)1
Cucullia umbratica (Shark)1
Cybosia mesomella (Four-dotted Footman Moth)1
Delia florilega (bean seed maggot)1
Delia platura (seedcorn maggot)1
Dilophus febrilis (Fever Fly)1
Eilema caniola (Hoary Footman)1
Eilema griseola (Dingy Footman Moth)1
Elaphria venustula1
Euxoa nigricans (Garden Dart)1
Hadena luteago1
Hecatera bicolorata1
Hecatera dysodea (Small Ranunculus)1
Lacanobia thalassina (Pale-shouldered Brocade)1
Mamestra brassicae (Cabbage Moth)1
Noctua pronuba (Large Yellow Underwing Moth)1
Ochropleura plecta (flame-shouldered dart)1
Orthosia gracilis (Powdered Quaker)1
Papestra biren (Glaucous Shears)1
Parasemia plantaginis (Wood Tiger Moth)1
Pelosia muscerda (Dotted Footman)1
Phragmatobia fuliginosa (ruby tiger moth)1
Polia bombycina (Pale Shining Brown)1
Schrankia costaestrigalis (Pinion-streaked Snout)1
Schrankia taenialis (White-line Snout)1
Scopula imitaria (Small Blood-vein)1
Trichoplusia ni (cabbage looper)1


Otus scops (Eurasian Scops Owl)[2]


Parasitized by 
Concinnum popovi <Unverified Name>[3]


Africa (Northern Africa); Africa(Northern Africa); Europe (Northern Europe, Middle Europe, Southwestern Europe, Southeastern Europe, East Europe); Asia-Temperate (Middle Asia, Caucasus, Western Asia, Mongolia); Europe(Northern Europe, Middle Europe, Southwestern Europe, Southeastern Europe, East Europe); Asia-Temperate(Middle Asia, Caucasus, Western Asia, Mongolia); Type locality: Asia-Temperate, Western Asia, Afghanistan, Gazni; Type locality: Asia-Temperate, Western Asia, Iran; Type locality: Asia-Temperate, Western Asia, Iran, Khorasam Province, Turbet-i-Khaidari; endemic to Cyprus;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2Distribution, density, diet and productivity of the Scops Owl Otus scops in the Italian Alps, LUIGI MARCHESI & FABRIZIO SERGIO, Ibis (2005), 147, 176–187
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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