What species is this jumping insect?

Found in the United Kingdom in summer.

About 1 cm body length + 1 cm feelers.

Insect photo

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    $\begingroup$ The well-developed jumping legs indicate Orthoptera. The undeveloped wings show that it is an immature. The long antennae say Tettigoniidae. I don't know the species. $\endgroup$
    – Karl Kjer
    Jun 25, 2018 at 0:04

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It looks to be a bush cricket of the Leptophyes genus. Possibly Leptophyes punctatissima, also known as the speckled bush cricket - not sure if the one in your image is speckled or not. It is endemic to Europe and can be found in the UK.

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Photo source: Wikimedia commons - Leptophyes_punctatissima

  • $\begingroup$ Where should I find the speckes if there are any? Are they those orange spots on the back on your photo? $\endgroup$ Jun 25, 2018 at 10:15
  • $\begingroup$ Oh, it's probably all these little dots on the body! I didn't notice them at first. $\endgroup$ Jun 25, 2018 at 10:28

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