Oblong-winged Katydid (Amblycorypha oblongifolia)

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

insect_musicians_abmly-oblo_WH__DIGIThe largest member of its genus, the Oblong-winged Katydid can be recognized by its very dark stridulatory field and wings that extend farther back from the body than on other amblycoryphids. Oblong-winged Katydids are powerful fliers and can easily escape a collector. They prefer open weedy habitats with tall vegetation, where they perch near the top of plants to sing. They also like apple orchards.

Range Map for Oblong-winged Katydid

Oblong-winged Katydid

Song: A brief, two-parted zeee-dik! at around 9 kHz, given every few seconds. This unique song is easily distinguished from the songs of all other katydids.

 

Very rarely, pink or yellow individuals may be found within a dense population

Very rarely, pink or yellow individuals may be found within dense populations.


 
Sonogram of a Oblong-winged Katydid. © Wil Hershberger.

 

 

Oblong-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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