Tettigonia viridissima - Great Green Bush-cricket
(L., 1758)

Description: Very large, green species (♂ 28-36 mm, ♀ 32-42 mm). The upperside of the body is moslty brown. The wings are much longer than the abdomen. Ovipositor is 25-30 mm long, more or less straight, the tip slightly bent downwards.
Similar species: Tettigonia caudata
Adults: from July to October
The very loud, well-known song is a continuous rattling sound that lasts for minutes. Its frequency is somewhat lower than the song of T. cantans. It sings from the afternoon until the night.

Dobos Zsolt (field recording, 29 °C)

Grasslands, meadows, shrubs, even in urban areas. It prefers dense vegetation. Very good flying ability.
Widespread and common.

Tettigonia viridissima, male
(Author: Dobos Zsolt)

Tettigonia viridissima, female
(Author: Dobos Zsolt)