Bush crickets, which number over 6,000 species, can be found on every continent except Antarctica. They are usually spotted amongst vegetation, where they can mimic leaves and sticks or just hide away. The males rub modified front wings to produce the loud sound (called stridulation) that begins the mating process. Females are usually silent. On rare occasions swarms of bush crickets can cause serious damage to crops.
Scientific name: Tettigoniidae