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Phaneroptera nana is a species of 'katydids crickets' belonging to the family Tettigoniidae subfamily Phaneropterinae.The adult males grow up to 13–15 millimetres (0.51–0.59 in) long, while females can reach 15–18 millimetres (0.59–0.71 in) of length. The basic coloration of the body is light green, with many small black spots. Head, legs and wings are green. The eyes are bright orange. Hind wings are longer than fore ones (tegmina). The ovipositor is about 5 millimetres (0.20 in) long and has the shape of a sickle.
This cricket is present in most of Europe, in the Near East and in North Africa. It can be encountered from July through October in sunny and dry habitats, especially in shrubs and low branches of trees.