What on Earth is this creature?
Started by Scrotnig, 11th August 2019 22:57 in Pets, Wildlife & Gardens

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    This thing has been up on my ceiling, just where it meets the wall, all day today.

    It hasn't moved so I think it's dead. I think the reason it hasn't fallen is because there's bits of spiders web up there and it's stuck to one. Though it could be just sleeping.

    What is it?
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    What colour is it?

    Looks a bit like a grasshopper?
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    That is a non native cricket.

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    Sickle bearing bush cricket. We feed crickets to the reptiles. This is an unusual one to find.
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    Sickle bearing bush cricket. We feed crickets to the reptiles. This is an unusual one to find.
    Where could it have come from? How could it have got into the house?

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    It's green. It's a bit creepy actually, but I think it has died. Unless it's asleep.

    Hopefully they are harmless.

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    I believe it is some form of Cricket, perhaps this one - and they are harmless.

    House Cricket - Acheta domesticus
    It may be seen on rubbish dumps and in gardens in summer, but often found in houses, bakeries etc. Mainly nocturnal, sometimes seen outdoors in summer, though it can be seen indoors at other times of the year. Widespread in England and Wales, scarcer in Scotland.
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    I've seen a few of them recently, they're quite cute as far as bugs go.
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    Well it's almost certainly dead as it still hadn't moved this morning.

    Or it's very tired.

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    That is a non native cricket.
    Bloody foreign cricketers, coming over here, trying to beat us at our own game...
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