Saltmarsh Meadow Katydid (Conocephalus spartinae)

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

insect_musicians_cono-spart_LE_SLIDEPerhaps the nicest-looking member of the genus Concocephalus, the Saltmarsh Meadow Katydid is a stunning combination of bright green, yellow, orange, and brown, with eyes colored a deep wine red. There is also an all-brown form. Their song is faint, making them difficult to find. They are also great jumpers and are hard to catch, even with a net.

Range Map for Saltmarsh Meadow Katydid

Saltmarsh Meadow Katydid

Found in saltmarshes along the coast from Maine to Texas. They prefer areas dominated by short grasses and reeds.

Song: A series of brief, quiet buzzes or trills, often given at uneven intervals and sometimes preceded by a burst of rapid clicks. Peak frequency is from 10–20 kHz. Song is pleasing to the ear.
 
Sonogram of a Saltmarsh Meadow Katydid. © Wil Hershberger.

 

 

Saltmarsh 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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