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Red Headed Bush Cricket

Phyllopalpus pulchellus


Distinctive appearance. Red head/throrax, pale legs, dark bluish-black forewings. Last segment of palp is black and oval flattened shape. Female forewings are convex similar to beetles. (1) Song (of male) is a "rattling, broken trill" (2), given both day and night. Left wing of male is clear (2), apparently modified for stridulation.



According to BugGuide, it is also called a Handsome Trig. This cricket has the convexed forewings is obviously the female.

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1 Comment

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

nice coloring! What long antenna!

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Louisiana, USA

Spotted on Jul 6, 2012
Submitted on Jul 6, 2012

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