Predatory Bush Cricket (Saga hellenica)
Saga hellenica is a large species of cricket, from the family Tettigoniidae. It is endemic to the Balkans, living in Albania, Macedonia, Greece (without Eastern Macedonia and Thrace) and in the past also in western Bulgaria such as scrub and shrub spiny bushes.
It feeds on other large insects such as other species of crickets and grasshoppers. It is also known to hybridize with another species of the Saga genus, the Saga pedo. Although it is locally common in most of its geographical range, it is threatened by agricultural activities and seasonal fires created by farmers and arson.
Predatory Bush Cricket