Calliptamus barbarus - Eurasian Pincer Grasshopper
(Costa, 1836)

Description: Smaller than the other Calliptamus species (♂ 14-18 mm, ♀ 20-29 mm). Ground colour brown, with reddish hind tibiae. Base of hind wing also red (only visible in flight). The wings reach more or less the hind knees. Eyes are vertically striped. The male has a distinctive pincer-like organ at the tip of the abdomen (see photo).
Similar species: Calliptamus italicus, Celes variabilis females
Adults: from June to October.
Males have no calling song.
abitat:  Typical species of sand grasslands.
Common in sandy habitats, especially in warm ones (e.g. Somogy, Fenyőfő, Kiskunság, southern part of Nyírség, Kisalföld (Győrszentiván), southern part of Mezőföld).
Note: Protected species in Hungary.

Calliptamus barbarus, female
(Author: Szlovik Márton, source: ízeltlábú, CC BY 4.0)

Calliptamus barbarus, female
(Author: Gilles San Martin, source:, CC BY-SA 2.0)

Calliptamus barbarus, tip of male abdomen
(Author: Kiss Tamás, source: ízeltlábú, CC BY 4.0)