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Twelve species of Orthoptera have been recorded at Chew. Each is listed in alphabetical order below.

List compiled by Wessex Ecological Consultancy.

Chorthippus albomarginatus Lesser Marsh Grasshopper Frequent in damp vegetation
Chorthippus brunneus Field Grasshopper Frequent in short, dry grassland
Chorthippus parallelus Meadow Grasshopper Abundant in long grassland
Conocephalus discolor Long-winged Conehead Recorded for the first time in 2003
Conocephalus dorsalis Short-winged Conehead Abundant some years in marshy vegetation
Gomphocerippus rufus Rufous Grasshopper One record - Moreton Lane in summer 2006
Leptophyes punctatissima Speckled Bushcricket Frequent in hedges and tall herbaceous
Meconema thalassinum Oak Bushcricket Frequent in trees
Omocestus viridulus Common Green Grasshopper Rare, and becoming rarer
Pholidoptera griseoaptera Dark Bushcricket Abundant in brambles and nettles
Tetrix subulata Slender Groundhopper Frequent in marshy vegetation
Tetrix undulata Common Groundhopper Frequent in marshy vegetation and woodlands