Status: British Isles native species.
Description: Brightly coloured, usually green and brown with red on the abdomen. Gently incurved pronotal keels. White line and elongated spot (stigma) on the forewing.
Stridulation: Short, pulsating, metallic rasp – characteristic ‘wheezing’ hiss.
Habitat: Grasslands on chalk and limestones, heaths and some dune systems.
Phenology: Nymphs appear in May, adults from mid-July onwards surviving until 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