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Same Bug?? - Meconema thalassinum - female

Same Bug?? - Meconema thalassinum - Female
Tatamy, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
August 15, 2006
Is this a tree cricket?

I found him, correction, my cat Yma Sumac found the cricket(?)in the dining room last night.

I found the other cricket in my laundry basket earlier....unfort. it was dead.

Funny I found a dead one and then the cat found a live one. Is it the same? I believe the dead cricket is a female.

Thoughts appreciated!

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Same Bug?? - Meconema thalassinum - female Same Bug?? - Meconema thalassinum - female

Meconema thalassinum
Drumming Katydid in the Subfamily Meconematinae, the Quiet-calling Katydids. This is the only species of this Subfamily found in the United States . This is an Old World Subfamily, this species was introduced from Europe. There are about 200 species world wide including 3 that have completely ultrasonic songs, that have only been dectedted with special intsruments. Very interesting, Thank you for this report. This is a prime example of why it is important to report all insects. This specimen shows that there has been significant range expansion of this species previously only known from Southern New York, Massachusetts, Northern New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Thank you very much once again. Oh and by the way you were right, the dead one is female as is the live one.

Thank you
Thank you Philip!
I hope the dead female didnt lay any eggs on my clean towels!

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