Pholidoptera aptera - Alpine Dark Bush-cricket
Description: Medium-sized and robust insect (♂ 20-24 mm, ♀ 22-25 mm). The male is brownish black, while the female is (reddish) brown, but the dorsal side is always lighter. The ventral side is yellow. A broad light stripe runs along the lower margin of the pronotum. The ovipositor is 19-21 mm long, straight, only at the end is slightly curved upwards.
Similar species: other Pholidoptera species.
Adults: from June to October.
Song: Easily recognisable, loud song. Chirps last 2-4 seconds and they follow each other with intervals of 6 to 10 sec.