Saga pedo

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  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Orthoptera
  • Family: Tettigoniidae
  • Genus: Saga
  • Species: Saga pedo
  • Conservation status: Vulnerable
  • Areal: Europe and Asia
  • Habitat: dry and wet meadows, pastures, shrubby hillsides, gorges, and as well follow grain fields
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Size: up to 12 centimetres (4.7 in)
  • Colors: many
  • Prey: smaller insects
  • Predators: Birds, Rodents, snakes
  • Lifespan: 4 - 6 months
  • Reproduction: Eggs
  • Other names: predatory bush cricket Spiked Magician
  • Special Features: Segmented body and many legs
saga-pedo insect

Is a species of nocturnal insects of the family Tettigoniidae, who lives in Southern Europe and in Asia, namely in countries: Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Russia, Spain, romania etc.

Popularly known as the Saga pedo, this insect is atypical judging carnivorous lifestyle that you lead.

Food Saga pedo

Saga pedo is a carnivorous insect.

It feeds on small insects that they catch skillfully.

Features Saga pedo

The mower head is obtuse Steppe, and very long thread-like antennas (longer than the body) and the head steep.

Posterior border of protoracelui shows a narrow ledge. Previous legs of the tibia and medium enterprises are endowed by 10-11 thorns.

Wings, front and back, are very low or even absent. Very elongated body, green, yellow-brown on the sides with one stripe generally lighter than the background.

Body length is 53-80 mm.

Reproduction Saga pedo

It reproduces by parthenogenesis (development from unfertilized eggs). 7 proximativ female lays eggs in the soil, arranging them at different depths. Ovipozitarea arises exclusively during the day.

Ovipozitare period lasts until autumn. Larvae hatched from eggs go through eight stages.

Both larvae and adults are polyphagous consuming predators different insect species (small coleoptile, bed bugs, etc.).

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