Your insect is probably a grasshopper or cricket
Body length: 5 - 150mm
Species: World - 2500+, UK - 30
Orthoptera are divided into two sub-groups:
- The Ensifera - crickets, katydids and long-horned grasshoppers - which are mainly nocturnal and solitary.
- The Caelifera - short-horned grasshoppers and locusts which are mainly active during the day.
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