Worcestershire Record No. 24 April 2008 p. 10
In the November 2007 issue of Worcestershire Record I described the
extraordinary invasion of Worcestershire by these two Orthopterans. Since then
all the records have been gathered together at the Worcestershire Biological
Records Centre and the two maps shown below have been prepared.
Maps produced by John Partridge using DMap.
The maps appear to show a SE distribution in the County and this was probably where most crickets were living. There were fewer searches towards the west and north-west but, for instance, there were probably none in and around Wyre Forest where a great deal of field work was undertaken in 2007. It will be very interesting to see if the progeny of 2007 have spread further west and I do encourage everyone to watch and listen for them, bearing in mind that most people over 20 years of age will be unable to hear them so the use of a bat or grasshopper detector will be a help. Please send records!
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