Mostly lowland dry grasslands, Stipa-grassland (up to 300 m asl.) are inhabited by the species. Prefers sites with at least some open ground, low herbal and grassy vegetation, more frequent on sandy soils, but can also be found in dense, dry grassland vegetation.
One of the less abundant bush-cricket species in Slovakia, with isolated and fragmented distribution. The populations can be found also together with other xerothermophilous species.