Chrysochraon dispar - Gold Grasshopper
(Germar, 1834)

Description: Sexual dimorphism is very obvious: the male (16-19 mm) has a bright green colour, the fore wings extend to ¾ of the abdomen, transparent, the tip is rounded, the hind knee is dark. The tip of the abdomen is pointed. The female is much larger (22-28 mm), brownish-ochraceous, with red colouration on underside of hind femur and tibiae. The wings are small. The tip of the ovipositor is broad and barely protrudes from the abdomen.
Similar species: Euthystira brachyptera, Euchorthippus declivus, Pseudochorthippus parallelus
Adults: from June to September
Sings in sunny weather. The song consists of 1-1.5 second long scratching sounds (echemes) followed by pauses of a few seconds at irregular intervals. Within an echeme, the sounds (syllables) become faster and stronger.

Source: Orthoptera Species File (lab recording, 28 °C)
Habitat: Humid grasslands, wet meadows, forest clearings.
Widespread throughout the country. Quite common in hilly and mountainous areas, less common in lowlands.

Chrysochraon dispar, male
(Author: Dobos Zsolt)

Chrysochraon dispar, female
(Author: Dobos Zsolt)