Pseudochorthippus parallelus - Meadow Grasshopper
(Zetterstedt, 1821)

Description: Quite small species (♂ 13-16 mm, ♀ 18-22 mm). The body is usually green, but several colour variations are known. The hind knees are dark, the side keels of the pronotum are slightly curved. In the male the wings do not or barely reach the hind knee, in the female the wings are reduced. The male's hind wing is much shorter than the fore wing (visible in translucent light).
Similar species: Pseudochorthippus montanus and Euchorthippus species
Adults: from June to October.
The moderately loud song consists of chirps of 1-4 seconds, following each other at more or less regular intervals.

Source: Orthoptera Species File (field recording, 24 °C)
Habitat: In every type of grasslands, even in degraded habitats.
Widespread and very common.
Note: Some individuals have long wings. This variation in the population can be found by many orthoptera species.

Pseudochorthippus parallelus, male
(Author: Szlovik Márton, source: ízeltlábú, CC BY 4.0)

Pseudochorthippus parallelus, male
(Author: Dobos Zsolt)

Pseudochorthippus parallelus, female
(Author: Bauer Bea, source: ízeltlábú, CC BY 4.0)

Pseudochorthippus parallelus, female
(Author: Bán Csaba, source: ízeltlábú, CC BY 4.0)