Definition of wart-biter in English:

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A large mottled green or brown bush cricket that inhabits coarse grassland in Europe.
  • Decticus verrucivorous, family Tettigoniidae.
Example sentences
  • The wart-biter is a large bush-cricket that lives in sun-exposed grassland with low vegetation.
  • This is a method to analyze habitat selection of a bush-cricket (the wart-biter, Decticus verrucivorus).
  • Because wart-biters bask in the sun, ambient temperature is of less importance than incoming radiation from the sun.


Mid 19th century: so named from the reputed former use in Sweden of such crickets to bite off warts.

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