Chrysochraon dispar - Gold Grasshopper
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
Song: 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.