Status: British Isles native species.
Description: Slender green cricket with brown wings and brown stripe along the back.
Wings: Fully winged, with wings extending beyond the tip of the abdomen. An extra-long-winged form exists with much longer wings – reaching the end of the ovipositor or beyond in females.
Stridulation: A prolonged rapid chuffing noise inaudible to many. Louder than the song of the Short-winged Conehead, and usually NOT alternating with a second, ticking noise.
Food: Omnivorous, feeding on grasses as well as small insects.
Habitat: Coarse vegetation in ungrazed downland, urban wasteland, coastal reedbeds, dry heaths and bogs. Females bite a hole in hollow stems of grass, reed or rush, and then insert an egg with their ovipositor.
Phenology: Nymphs emerge in late May and June. Adults present from August until early winter.
Distribution: The records held by the National Biodiversity Network are shown in the map below.
Terms & conditions
Colours show the year of the last record -
up to 1987
1998 up to present
Only Recording Scheme datasets are included. Other datasets on the Gateway may hold additional information.Open interactive map for all datasets in new window