Phaneroptera falcata - Common Sickle Bush-cricket
(Poda, 1761)

Description: Green and slender species ( 12-17 mm, 15-18 mm), with small black dots. Tympanon is oval. The wingsare long, the hind wings are longer than the fore ones. The pronotum is slightly longer than it's high. The ovipositor is short (5 mm), sickle-like, asymmetrical in side view.
Similar species: Phaneroptera nana and Tettigonia viridissima
Adults: from July to October

Song: Soft chirping, like someone quickly running a finger over the teeth of a comb. The chirps follow each other every second or so, but they can be irregular, too. Its frequencyis around 20 kHz, so it is best observed with a bat detector. Sings mainly in the evening and at night.
Habitat: Forest edges and clearings, bushes, gardens. It lives in the higher vegetation.
Distribution: Widespread and common.

Phaneroptera falcata, female
(Author: Dobos Zsolt)

Phaneroptera falcata, male cerci
(Author: Körmendy Zoltán, source: ízeltlábú, CC BY 4.0)