Subject: Bush Cricket in Bulgaria
Geographic location of the bug: Central Bulgaria/ Stara Planina
Time: 10:15 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Dear whoever is reading this,
Today I have found a bush cricket in Bulgaria but I don’t know which type it is. It is in my garden in the mountains near the town of troyan. Hopefully you can identify what type it is.
How you want your letter signed: George
We are relatively certain this is a Saddle-Backed Bush Cricket, Ephippiger ephippiger. The species has both green and brown forms. The long ovipositor indicates this is a female.