Podisma pedestris - Common Mountain Grasshopper
(L., 1758)

Description: Medium-sized, strikingly coloured locust (♂ 18-25 mm, ♀ 24-30 mm). Ground colour may be brown, grey or yellow, but never green. A broad dark band runs from the eye to the posterior edge of the pronotum. The underside and the inner part of the femur is bright red, the tibia is steel blue with white spines. The wings are vestigial.
Similar species: none
Adults: from July to October
Song:
Males have no calling song.
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Habitat:  Mountain meadows, rocky places.
Distribution:
Very scarce and local in Hungary, most populations gone extinct. Currently only known from Bükk Mts.
Note:
Protected species in Hungary.

Podisma pedestris, male
(Author: Ján Svetlík, source: flickr.com, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Podisma pedestris, female
(Author: Gilles San Martin, source: flickr.com, CC BY-SA 2.0)