Conocephalus dorsalis - Short-winged Conehead
(Latreille, 1804)

Description: Ground colour is green, upperside is brown, the head is elongated (♂ 14-16 mm, ♀ 14-18 mm). The brown wings extend to about the middle of the abdomen. Ovipositor is 8-10 mm long, slightly curved.
Similar species: Conocephalus fuscus
Adults: from July to October
High-pitched chirp, which lasts for minutes, with occasional changes in frequency (slowing down and then speeding up again).

Source: Orthoptera Species File (lab recording, high pass filter, 22 °C)
Habitat:  Wet meadows, marshes. It avoids dry habitats and prefers higher vegetation.
Scarce (e.g. Aggteleki-karszt, Balaton Uplands, Great Hungarian Plain).

Conocephalus dorsalis, male
(Author: Gilles San Martin, source:, CC BY-SA 2.0)

Conocephalus dorsalis, female
(Author: Kardos Anita, source:, CC BY 4.0)

Conocephalus dorsalis potrohvég

Conocephalus dorsalis, male cerci
(Author: Gilles San Martin, source:, CC BY-SA 2.0)