Northern Bush Katydid (Scudderia septentrionalis)

Song of a Northern Bush Katydid (scroll down for explanation and additional recordings!).

insect_musicians_scudd-sept_WH_DIGI_aThe first of the Scudderia katydids to sing during the summer, the Northern Bush Katydid prefers the tops of small trees or shrubs in open habitats or open woods. Difficult to capture because they are too high up, they are attracted to lights and and may sometimes be collected near porch lights or on window screens at night.

Range Map for Northern Bush Katydid

Northern Bush Katydid

 
 
Song: The most accomplished singer of the bush katydids. The very high pitched song, given only at night, is a series of soft ticks followed by about 5–10 lispy buzzes that are given in quick succession and are usually followed by a series of very loud ticks. The dominant frequency of the buzzes is about 12–15 kHz.

 
 
Sonogram of a Northern Bush Katydid. © Wil Hershberger.

 

 

Northern Bush 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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