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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Predatory bush cricket waiting the pray

An adult female predatory bush cricket (Saga pedo) is waiting its prey in a mediterranean habitat. This is one of the biggest and rarest insects of Europe. Its conservation status is threatened (Vulnerable in the IUCN red list).

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Italy
Camera: NIKON D300
Copyright: © Matteo Riccardo Di Nicola