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Orthop TS 8 05 - Phyllopalpus pulchellus - male

Orthop TS 8 05 - Phyllopalpus pulchellus - Male
Conway, Perry County, Arkansas, USA
August 1, 2005
Size: 8-10mm without antennae
Very unusual Orthopteran. Never encountered one before. What is up with those pedipalp looking things? It was moving those about actively.

Reminds us
of Richard's

 
Cricket
Red-headed Bush Cricket is a perfect name.

 
Phyllopalpus pulchellus
I think that ID is correct. Capinera notes that this species has a distinctive look that can't be mistaken. (1)

 
Palps
Even the flattened ends of the mouth palps look alike; I guess that the name Phyllopalpus means something like "leaf-like palps", from the Greek word for leaf.

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