Pholidoptera transsylvanica - Transsylvanian Dark Bush-cricket
(Fischer, 1853)

Description: Quite large locust (♂ 19-26 mm, ♀ 23-30 mm). Ground colour is brown. The short forewings are reddish brown with reticulate venation. Ovipositor is 21-26 mm long and straight.
Similar species: other Pholidoptera species.
Adults: from June to September
Sings in daytime. The song consists of faint chirps repeated with irregular intervals.

Source: Orthoptera Species File, lab recording, 23 °C

Grasslands and forest edges. Needs dense vegetation.
Endemic species of the Eastern Carpathians. In Hungary only a few populations in NE (Zemplén Mts., Aggteleki-karszt and Kaszonyi-hegy).
Protected species in Hungary.

Pholidoptera transsylvanica, male
(Author: Kiss Zsuszanna, source: ízeltlábú, CC BY 4.0)

Pholidoptera transsylvanica, female
(Author: Kiss Zsuszanna, source: ízeltlábú, CC BY 4.0)