Pezotettix giornae - Common Maquis Grasshopper
(Rossi, 1794)

Description: Small, inconspicuous species (♂ 11-14 mm, ♀ 13-17 mm). Ground colour brownish grey, wings shorter (2-4 mm) than the pronotum. The underside of the hind femur is more or less yellow.
Similar species: Stenobothrus crassipes, and confusion with larvae of other species.
Adults: It can be found all year round,but most abundant between June and October.
Males have no calling song.
abitat: Warm and dry habitats with lush vegetation.
Widespread but local (e.g. Villányi-hg., Mecsek, Gemenc, Zselic, Keszthelyi-hg., Balaton-felvidék, Budai-hg., Pilis, Mezőföld, Békés, Szolnok, Debrecen, Tisza-tó).

Pezotettix giornae, copula
(Author: Dobos Zsolt)

Pezotettix giornae, female
(Author: Gilles San Martin, source:, CC BY-SA 2.0)