Dociostaurus brevicollis - Intermediate Cross-backed Grasshopper
(Eversmann, 1848)

Description: Small, brownish species (♂ 12-18 mm, ♀ 16-19 mm). Wings well developed, reaching to about the hind knee, the hind tibiae are orange. The side keels of the pronotum are angularly curved.
Similar species: Dociostaurus maroccanus
Adults: from June to October.
A single very short, sharp chirp (syllabus), with short pauses (ca. 0.5-1 s) between each chirp. The songs of Dociostaurus species are very similar.
Habitat:  Dry grasslands, sandy areas. It lives mainly on the bare ground.
It occurs in many regions, but quite scarce (e.g. around Budapest, Great Hungarian Plain, around Velencei-tó).

Dociostaurus brevicollis, male
(Author: Kiss Tamás, source: ízeltlábú, CC BY 4.0)

Dociostaurus brevicollis, female
(Author: Kiss Tamás, source: ízeltlábú, CC BY 4.0)