17th August 2012 – Crickets

Today, I had the wonderful pleasure of watching a female cricket in the garden.  Now I know that crickets are normally nocturnal, but this one had a mission to accomplish.  She was laying her eggs in the damp soil.

My two photos show her walking across the rocks of the garden to find a suitable spot and then, having found one, she inserted her abdomen into the soil found in the undergrowth.  Hopefully, you can just make out her abdomen under the leaves.

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