Submission - 20/11/2020

Sighting - 2020-11-18

Species Seen Meconema meridionale Southern Oak Bush Cricket
Scientific Name
Recorder Alvan White
Record Status Confirmed
Identifier conf. Mike Williams
Identified on 20/11/2020
Location ST719613
Sex Female
Time of Day Mid afternoon
Locality Carr's Wood Twerton
Parish Twerton?
Environment Warm probably around 14C. Damp underfoot
Habitat Generally Beech tree woodland with a large amount of leaf litter on ground.
Altitude 60 Feet
Notes Per Bath Nature watch: Michael Williams Hi Alvan, yes I think you're probably right - that does not look like a Speckled or a conehead and at this time of the year any Oak bush-crickets would have long wings. Southern Oaks have only been in the UK for a couple of decades, hence why they don't appear in a book from 1986! There are several records from Somerset and Gloucestershire on the NBN Atlas,