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Red-headed Bush Cricket (male)

Phyllopalpus pulchellus


The distinctive coloration of this insect is unmistakable - red thorax, bluish wings, and light-green legs. Nothing else in the area looks anything like this. What you can't see on this specimen is that his left wing is clear, apparently a modification to enhance the cricket's stridulation (typically called "chirping".)


Range: Southeast U.S. north to Massachusetts, excluding South Florida. Habitat: Found in vegetation near streams and marshes, about a meter above the ground.


Spotted near the Lake Allatoona Visitor's Center, Cartersville, GA

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Georgia, USA

Spotted on Jul 20, 2014
Submitted on Sep 12, 2014

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