Will the rain have had a significant effect on the population of orthoptera, or the timing of their appearance? I'm eagerly watching the lavender in our garden for the speckled bush crickets (I caught them mating last year so I would there would be some again this year) and looking forward to hunting locally for grasshoppers again, but wondered if many eggs may have been washed out. I don't know much about this kind of thing, but presumably they must be relatively used to dealing with a certain degree of unusual weather to survive year on year.
Fri, 2012/06/01 - 08:19#1
Effects of the rain