Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Another species for the Cricket Crawl

Fork-tailed Katydid Scudderia furcata – This katydid calls from the shrub layer, likes individual young street trees, but will call up to the tops of trees and gives a SINGLE LOUD TIC as its call. This note can be very much like that of the note that the Greater Anglewing will give (as an alternative to its usually bouncing tics), but the Greater Anglewing gives its note only very uncommonly (once every few minutes) and the Fork-tailed will give its note several times a minute
8 s of lisps [687KB]; male from Escambia Co., Fla.; 24.8°C. (WTL063-8a)
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