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cricket - Cyphoderris monstrosa - male

cricket - Cyphoderris monstrosa - Male
Diamond Lake, Pend Oreille County, Washington, USA
May 16, 2014
Size: 2.5 cm
This was a very interesting cricket. The males were calling all through the underbrush. We found several males and one female looking them over. They were all heavily marked, plump, and lethargic. I am sending more pictures than usual to show all the markings.

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Probably Cyphoderris buckelli
I'm about 95% certain this is actually Cyphoderris buckelli due to: 1) the appearance of terminalia (C. monstrosa has much longer palpi and there's no hint of a hook on any of the views of the subgenital plate, 2) the yellowish ventral colouration (C. monstrosa tends to be pinkish underneath, 3) the size - a bit smallish for C. monstrosa, and 4) the timing - mid-May is early for C. monstrosa to be calling, but is about right for C. buckelli. There are several records of C. buckelli from that county as well. A clearer photo of the subgenital plate would be definitive though.

 
I am certainly no expert.
If you are and want to move it, feel free. I do not have a position on the species to defend. I do appreciate the attention to detail though.

looks like a male great grig, Cyphoderris monstrosa
Awesome series of shots!

More info here, at SINA.

 
Excellent, Thanks so much!
That's a new group of crickets for my lifelists.

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