Back garden wildlife

Spent some time cutting down overgrown Kerria and climbing roses, and made two discoveries.  The rose leaves have galls on their undersides – galls which seem to drop off when sufficiently ripe – presumably so that the insect inside can escape and enter the soil (for the winter?) for the second part of its lifecycle.

Galls both attached to the rose leaves, and separated.  The scale is cms.

Galls both attached to the rose leaves, and separated. The scale is cms.

And I found a bush cricket on the rose.  Beautiful long antennae.

Bush cricket in the garden - note the long antennae.

Bush cricket in the garden – note the long antennae.

 

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