Small, 12-19 mm long. The keel of this species is sharply and deeply indented. Male’s antennae is distinctly clubbed and female’s antennae has a characteristic thick end.
Rapid stridulating chirps (two per second) increasingly loud for 10 to 20 seconds. Often compared to an engine having difficulty starting.
Prefers bare ground or short grass and sunny dry places such as sand dunes.
Found in many locations in the region, mainly coastal areas of Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire.
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