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Singing male Phylopalpus pulchellus - Phyllopalpus pulchellus - male

Singing male Phylopalpus pulchellus - Phyllopalpus pulchellus - Male
Shaw Nature Reserve near Gray Summit, Franklin County, Missouri, USA
August 18, 2009
Size: 9 mm
Singing on a potted Dracaena placed outside for the summer.

Female in the other picture was on another plant about 2m away.

Great shot of the wings
Nice to see this photo of a singing male.

 
Interesting how...
One wing is clear and the other is black. This has been noted in the literature, but I thought it was just glare until I read about it.

 
That is fascinating.
I didn't even notice the difference. Do you happen to know what the literature had to offer about this phenomenon?

 
No explanation
Just the observation, but I'd think it has something to do with the adaptive physics of sound production. I notice Himmelman does not mention it in his recent book on northeastern night-singers.

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