Cricket, Red Headed Bush

Scientific Name: Phyllopalpus pulchellus

Family: Gryllidae

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.”*

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