Uromenus rugosicollis Serville, 1838 ♂
Common names: Rough-backed bush-cricket [En], Ephippigère carénée [Fr], Kantige Sattelschrecke [De]
Rennes-les-Bains, AUDE ● France
Description: This bush cricket with a body length of 25 to 31 mm, has a short, thick abdomen. The pronotum is large and saddle-shaped. The head is directed obliquely forwards. The legs are long and slender; the hind legs are relatively short. All pairs of legs wearing tiny lateral spines. The antennae are about body length. The basic color is light green or gray-brown. The head is lighter than the rest of the body. Males have short, conical cerci with a long, pointed tooth inside. Females have a short ovipositor, about half as long as the body, and strong curved upward.
Biology: Imagos can be seen from July to October. Males produce strong stridulations, night and day.
Habitat: shrubs, damp meadows, edges.
Distribution: South-western France, but in expansion along the Atlantic coast; Spain.
A. Ramel, Insectes
Orthoptères des Deux Sèvres