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Bush Cricket


Large. green; rather like a compressed leaf.


I have no idea how but it managed to get in although the net designed to keep mosquitos should have stopped an insect THIS size. When I tried to shoo it away with a shed a leg. It did not seem to be distressed and managed to escape...Again, I have no idea how. One moment it was there...then it wasn't! The net is new and intact.


Shedding legs (etc) is called auto-tomy. Lizards shed tails. It is a survival strategy because predators are distracted giving the intended creature time to get away.

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Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Nov 3, 2021
Submitted on Nov 4, 2021

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