Melanogryllus desertus - Lesser Field-cricket
Description: Similar to the Field-cricket, but smaller (♂ 12-18 mm, ♀ 14-18 mm). Ground colour is black, with a yellow stripe on the wing and a small white dot near the eyes. The fore wings reach the middle of the abdomen, the hind wings are reduced. The ovipositor is 8-14 mm long, more or less straight.
Similar species: Gryllus campestris
Adults: from May to August
Song: Typical cricket sound with fairly soft, regular chirps (1-2 per sec). Sings from the afternoon through the night.