Modicogryllus truncatus - Marsh Stripe-headed Cricket
(Trabinsky, 1940)

Description: Body is dark brown to black (12-16 mm). There is a prominent light stripe between the eyes and a network of fine light lines on the top of the head. The wings reach to about halfway of the abdomen. Ovipositor is straight and about as long as the abdomen.
Similar species: Eumodicogryllus bordigalensis, Modicogryllus frontalis
Adults: from May to August
The song consists of a loud series of 7 to 20 echemes, repeated about every 4 sec. or more.

Source: Orthoptera Species File, author: Slobodan Ivkovic (lab recording, 27 °C)

Mesophilic grasslands, alfalfa meadows. A thermophilic species.
Very rare in Hungary, only known from a few localities in Csongrád county.

Modicogryllus truncatus, male
(Author: Nagy Anna, source: ízeltlábú, CC BY 4.0)