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Short-winged Meadow Katydid

Welcome, everyone!

Here’s a listing of everything currently planned for the website. I’ll make updates as needed and will be able to add additional topics over time. You'll find recordings as well as photos on most of these pages.

Start with the horizontal menu bar at the top of every page on the website. You can access all these topics from there.

​Under the primary heading, there will be a drop-down menu of all the subfolders. You can click on the one you want and go directly there from the menu bar

You can also go to specific topics and insects right from this current page

This website is currently designed for desktop, though it should look fine on tablets as well. I may need to make adaptations for mobile, but that won't happen until after the upcoming singing insect field season.

Northeast Ohio’s Singing Insects intro

         The greater Cleveland region

          Katydid or cricket?

          Male or female?

          Katydid or grasshopper?

          What about cicadas?

          How, why, and when do they sing?

          Do they only sing at night?

          Where do they sing: their habitats

          Masters of camouflage

          The season of song: late May

                 through mid-October

          Reproduction: mating and ovipositing

          Nymphs and molting

          What they eat

          Terminology and habitat descriptions

          Recommended resources

Sword-bearing Conehead

Katydids 1: meadow katydids, coneheads,

and shieldbacks


            Introduction to Meadow Katydids

            Conocephalus Meadow Katydids

                Short-winged Meadow Katydid

                Slender Meadow Katydid

                Straight-lanced Meadow Katydid

                Black-sided Meadow Katydid

                Long-tailed Meadow Katydid

           Orchelimum Meadow Katydids

                Gladiator Meadow Katydid

                Black-legged Meadow Katydid

                Common Meadow Katydid

                Dusky-faced Meadow Katydid


           Introduction to Conehead Katydids

                Sword-bearing Conehead

                Round-tipped Conehead

                Nebraska Conehead

                False Robust Conehead – a new arrival


            Introduction to Shieldback Katydids

                Roesel’s Katydid

                Least Shieldback

                Protean Shieldback

            A silent katydid: the Drumming Katydid

Crickets 1: Crickets on the ground, crickets in the bushes, and the trigs

           Introduction to the songs at ground level


                Spring Field Cricket

                Fall Field Cricket

                Carolina Ground Cricket


                Allard's Ground Cricket


                Striped Ground Cricket

                Spotted Ground Cricket

                Cuban Ground Cricket


            Northern Mole Cricket

            Crickets moving northward: intro to

            Jumping Bush Crickets and Trigs

                 Jumping Bush Cricket

                 Spring Trig

                 Say’s Trig

                 Handsome Trig

             Crickets that don’t sing

                 Carolina Leaf Roller

                 Camel and Cave Crickets

                 Restless Bush Cricket


Katydids 2: the leaf mimics


            Common True Katydid

            Introduction to Round-winged, Oblong-winged,               and Angle-wing Katydids

                Rattler Round-winged Katydid

                Oblong-winged Katydid

                Greater Angle-wing


            Introduction to Scudderia  Bush Katydids

                Broad-winged Bush Katydid

                Curve-tailed Bush Katydid

                Texas Bush Katydid

                Fork-tailed Bush Katydid

                Northern Bush Katydid

Crickets 2: Tree Crickets


            Tree cricket introduction

                 Two-spotted Tree Cricket

                 Pine Tree Cricket

                 Snowy Tree Cricket

                 Narrow-winged Tree Cricket

                 Davis’s Tree Cricket

                 Four-spotted Tree Cricket

                 Broad-winged Tree Cricket


             Two tree crickets that look and sound                identical: the overlap zone

                 Black-horned Tree Cricket

                 Forbes’s Tree Cricket



Narrow-winged Tree Cricket
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