Psophus stridulus - Rattle Grasshopper
(L., 1758)

Description: Large, dark-coloured grasshopper (♂ 19-25 mm, ♀ 23-25 mm). The median keel of the pronotum is elevated and without transversal grooves. Hind wings are bright red with a dark tip (only visible in flight). The wings extend beyond the hind knee (♂) or do not reach the knee (♀).
Similar species: Celes variabilis
Adults: from July to October
No stridulation. Males produce a rattling sound in flight.
abitat: Grasslands, mostly above 500m elevation.
Formerly known from many mountain areas, but due to climate change and distruction of habitats it has become very scarce.

Psophus stridulus, male
(Author: Dobos Zsolt)

Psophus stridulus, female
(Author: Gilles San Martin, source:, CC BY-SA 2.0)