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Status: British Isles native species.
Description: A small, dark brown cricket with a paler pronotum.
Wings: Flightless with reduced forewings.
Stridulation: Low purring song that is difficult to hear from a solitary male but can be heard from a chorus of males.
Food: Dead leaves and fungi.
Habitat: Deep leaf litter in warm clearings and sunny edges of woods or areas of scrub but can also occur in stone walls, earth banks, and clay sea cliffs near wood or scrub.
Phenology: Two year life cycle, adults present from June to the end of October.
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