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Cricket (Tettigonia Viridissima) & Caterpillar |

When does the ordinary become extraordinary? When you see it up-close and personal for the very first time. I spent a lot of time in my garden over the summer and, apart from the hard work, I got to see some amazing sights. I began to see mundane things like dandelions and insects in a whole new light. I began a love affair with crickets when I first saw a nymph on my tomatoes way back in May. It was not love at first sight but later, as I was bemoaning the destruction of my beautiful cabbages by caterpillars, I was very happy to have those crickets on my side. I was lucky enough to capture a kamikaze caterpillar munching its way closer and closer to the waiting jaws of a hungry cricket. You might wonder how the caterpillar could miss the ominous presence of cricket until you see the reverse angle and are reminded how good their camouflage is. Extraordinary.

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Cricket (Tettigonia Viridissima) & Caterpillar |

This cabbage is tasty

Cricket (Tettigonia Viridissima) & Caterpillar |

Think I’ll head over this way…

Cricket (Tettigonia Viridissima) & Caterpillar |


Cricket (Tettigonia Viridissima) & Caterpillar |


Cricket (Tettigonia Viridissima) & Caterpillar |


Cricket (Tettigonia Viridissima) & Caterpillar |

The perfect camouflage

14 Comments Post a comment
  1. Superb macro shots !! 🙂

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    November 1, 2015
  2. I think the Crickets are getting bad press here. There was Little Miss Cricket minding her own business and enjoying the warmth on a sunny little cabbage leaf when this creepy crawly sneaks up behind her and pinches her bum…instinctively she swings around and takes his head off. I see it happen every day on the tram…serves him right!

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    October 27, 2015
    • I’m with you, Gary – serves him right! 😉


      October 27, 2015
  3. I need me some crickets! Do we have them over here- don’t think I’ve ever seen one that big. Congrats again June on your win- totally deserved 🙂

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    October 26, 2015
    • Thanks Karen! I’m still on a high about it. I had a quick look on the Biodiversity site and there are very few listings for this particular species of cricket (tettigonia viridissima or great green bush cricket). There are lots of other cricket species, though. I’m sure lots of them are beautiful. Hope you’re enjoying the festival – it was always one of my favourite times in Wexford town!


      October 26, 2015
  4. Wonderful photos and that gold badge looks great on your sidebar. Well done, was delighted to hear you’d won.

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    October 25, 2015
    • Thanks Lorna! I’m so chuffed with the win. Sorry I missed your FB launch on Friday – I was in a bit of a tizzy! Hope it went well for you. The book looks great!


      October 26, 2015
  5. I took a lot of macro pics of creepy crawlies this summer and posted them… The reactions from people were amazing! Nice one June, I haven’t seen this lil’ fella in a while!

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    October 25, 2015
    • Thanks Franck! Had a quick peek on your site and can’t find your creepy crawlies – if you could send me a link that would be great!

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      October 25, 2015
      • I put them on my personal FB page, ( check albums), you should be able to see them

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        October 25, 2015
  6. Fantastic shots 🙂

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    October 23, 2015

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