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World's loudest insect moves to Stratford

Maisie Jeynes 24th May, 2017

BE PREPARED for a noisy summer.

The loudest insect in the world has arrived at Stratford Butterfly Farm.

The giant long legged Katydid, also known as a bush cricket, can be heard from more than 200 metres away.

The rare species, native to Malaysia, gets its name from the sound it makes – quite literally sounding like ‘Katy-did, Katy-didn’t’.

The sound it emits is to attract a mate.

The Swan’s Nest Lane attraction is also home to Madagascan hissing cockroaches, stick insects, hermit crabs, giant land snails and African millipedes.

Visit butterflyfarm.co.uk for further details.

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