Scientific Name: Phyllopalpus pulchellus
Native Range: Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states, Pennsylvania*
Size: Length: 7 – 9 mm (0.28 – 0.35 in)*
Active: Summer (beginning July – early August). One generation per year.*
Color and Appearance: “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. Song (of male) is a “rattling, broken trill”, given both day and night.
Left wing of male is clear (2), apparently modified for stridulation.”*
*From BugGuide.net (https://bugguide.net/node/view/592)