Eumodicogryllus bordigalensis - Verge Cricket
(Latreille, 1804)

Description: Brown body with marbled pattern, similar to A. domesticus, but smaller (♂ 11-14 mm, ♀ 11-15 mm). Head generally dark, with a thin light stripe between the eyes and 2-4 light longitudinal stripes on the backhead. The wings reach to the end of the abdomen. The ovipositor is 6-7 mm long, very thin and straight.
Similar species: Acheta domesticus
Adults: from May to September
Melodious chirping, more varied than the song of the Field Cricket, 2-4 chirps/sec. Sings at night.

Source: Orthoptera Species File (lab recording, 26 °C, 500 Hz high pass filter)
Habitat:  A thermophilic species. Active at night, hiding in cracks in the ground during the day. Mainly in dry grasslands, but also in anthropogenic habitats (gardens, fields).
Widespread in lowlands, but not common.

Eumodicogryllus bordigalensis, male
(Author: Ferran Turmo Gort, source:, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Eumodicogryllus bordigalensis, female
(Author: Kiss Tamás, source: ízeltlábú, CC BY 4.0)