DESCRIPTION: Length between 15 and 19mm. A smart species whose main identifying feature is the sharp angled keels on the pronotum that have a black stripe running along each side that reaches the hind edge. The ground colour is a yellowish-brown and both sexes have a red tip to the abdomen. The hind tibia are red or yellow. The wings usually only reach to hind knees. BEHAVIOUR: The song is a bland 5 - 6 second sequence of similar scraping sounds. DISTRIBUTION: Rare and only found in Dorset and the New Forest. HABITAT: Found in heather on dry heathlands. PERIOD: July to October.
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