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A small bush cricket that is mostly active by day and sings for long periods without stopping.
- ‘The calls of these two cone-heads are distinctive from those of other bush-crickets.’
- ‘The rare butcher's broom, wavy-leaved St John's wort and the short-winged cone-head cricket have all been recorded here.’
- ‘Global warming is believed to have encouraged rosels and the long-winged conehead to build large populations.’
- ‘Its appearance is very different to the Coneheads and it is much smaller than the other green bush-cricket species.’
- ‘Female fully winged forms can be readily separated from the Long-winged Cone-head by the shape of the ovipositor.’
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.