Sunday, September 06, 2009

The "False" Katydid

Here's another of the target species to be counted on next Friday's census of crickets and katydids within the city limits of NYC - the Cricket Crawl. It is the Lesser Anglewing Katydid . [Microcentrum retinerve] Though it is in a group called the False katydids, there is nothing "false" about it--that's just the way entomologists differentiate them from another group belonging to the taxon Pterophylla-- the True katydids. Go figure.

Click on the link below to hear the song of the Lesser Anglewing:

Here's the link for the Cricket Crawl, if you want to take part in this historic event: