Clicker Round-winged Katydid (Amblycorypha alexanderi)

Song of a Clicker Round-winged Katydid (scroll down for explanation and additional recordings!).

Amblycorypha rotundifolia/alexanderi, Round-winged katydidWith an appearance nearly identical to the Rattler Round-winged Katydid, the Clicker Round-winged Katydid can be identified by its unique clicking song. Found in the understory of deciduous woodlands, these endearing little katydids are docile and slow mov- ing. Yet, when encountered, they act unconcerned and seem to project an attitude that they are fully in charge. The wings may or may not have spots. This species, along with several other small amblycoryphids of similar appearance, have received a great deal of study recently, resulting in the description of several entirely new species.

Range Map for Clicker Round-winged Katydid

Clicker Round-winged Katydid

Song: A measured series of raspy high-pitched clicks or zits, delivered at a rate of about 3–4 per second. The peak frequency is about 12 kHz. A click-series typically lasts about five or ten seconds, followed by several seconds of silence, then another series of clicks.

 
Sonogram of a Clicker Round-winged Katydid. © Wil Hershberger.

 

 

Clicker Round-winged 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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