The Female Dark Bush-Cricket (Pholidoptera griseoaptera)
A close.up photo to show the ear which is situated on each face of the front tibiae.
In most of the photos, I had to lose a little of the long slender antennae, to get a closer picture.
The males have very short wings, but the females are wingless.
The female has blade-like oviposter, either short, or curved like a sickle, or as in this female, long and sabre.like.
They are mostly nocturnal insects, but this one,was outside in the afternoon, so I know it is a Dark Bush.cricket, because they like sun.bathing, but will become most active in the evening, and sing well into the night.
They belong to the same order as the grasshoppers, but unlike the grasshopper, they are partly carnivorous.