Agile Meadow Katydid (Orchelimum agile)

Song of a Agile Meadow Katydid (scroll down for explanation and additional recordings!).

insect_musicians_orchel-agile_WH_DIGIWith its muted green body set against creamy wings and head, the Agile Meadow Ka- tydid is a subtly attractive member of its genus. Prefers open weedy and grassy areas that receive lots of sun. As the common name implies, these katydids are fast and agile. When approached, they first hide by moving to the far side of a stem or leaf. When further threatened, they will quickly jump several times before finally stopping to rest. Even when captured, their sudden, swift movements make them tough to keep in a net or cage.

Range Map for Agile Meadow Katydid

Agile Meadow Katydid

Agile Meadow Katydids can be found in the piedmont of the eastern US from New Jersey to eastern Texas.

Song: A rapid series of ticks followed by a dry, buzzy trill of variable length at 8–20 kHz. Loud and easily heard. May give lots of ticks without trills. Sings both day and night.
 
Sonogram of a Agile Meadow Katydid. © Wil Hershberger.

 

 

Agile Meadow Katydid

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Meadow Katydids (Tettigoniidae):
FAMILY DESCRIPTION
Saltmarsh Meadow Katydid
Short-winged Meadow Katydid
Slender Meadow Katydid
Woodland Meadow Katydid
Straight-lanced Meadow Katydid
Agile Meadow Katydid
Black-legged Meadow Katydid
Common Meadow Katydid
Gladiator Meadow Katydid
Handsome Meadow Katydid
Lesser Pine Meadow Katydid
Long-spurred Meadow Katydid
Red-headed Meadow Katydid
Coneheads (Copiphorinae):
FAMILY DESCRIPTION
Round-tipped Conehead
Nebraska Conehead
Robust Conehead
Slightly Musical Conehead
Sword-bearing Conehead
False Robust Conehead
True Katydids (Pseudophyllinae):
FAMILY DESCRIPTION
Common True Katydid
False Katydids (Phaneropterinae):
FAMILY DESCRIPTION
Clicker Round-winged Katydid
Common Virtuoso Katydid
Rattler Round-winged Katydid
Oblong-winged Katydid
Great Angle-wing
Lesser Angle-wing
Broad-winged Bush Katydid
Curved-tailed Bush Katydid
Fork-tailed Bush Katydid
Northern Bush Katydid
Texas Bush Katydid
Treetop Bush Katydid
Shield-backed Katydids (Tettigoniinae):
FAMILY DESCRIPTION
American Shieldback
Least Shieldback
Protean Shieldback
Robust Shieldback
Roesel’s Katydid

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