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Red-headed Bush Cricket??? - Phyllopalpus pulchellus - male

Red-headed Bush Cricket??? - Phyllopalpus pulchellus - Male
Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
August 28, 2006
Size: ~10mm
According to Field Guide to Grasshoppers, Katydids and Crickets this is only found from New Jersey south to Florida. Range map here.
It also mentions that nothing looks like this in its range. Since I am a 80 or so miles north of that range, I thought I'd get some confirmation.

It is on Blackberry, if that is relevant.

Phyllopalpus pulchellus
I would agree 100% that it is a Red-headed Bush Cricket also called Handsome Trig I believe. Ranges change, there are occasionally isolated populations, and sometimes insects wander. Let us know if you find any more . Often times range maps are just educated guesses, esspecially with less popular Orders. Unlike Butterflies or Dragonflies, there just isn't that much data on certain groups.Thanks again.

 
Found in Indiana
Philip, I would like to add to the data map that I have these Handsome Trigs in my area also. I first noticed one female last year. She was the only one I saw. Took me several days to identify her. I have seen several this year of both sexes. I think they are really a beautiful and friendly species. Sorry I don't have a camera, so can't post an image. Gloria

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