Orthoptera of North Carolina
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Orchelimum erythrocephalum Davis, 1905 - Red-Headed Meadow Katydid


Taxonomy
Family: Tettigoniidae Subfamily: Conocephalinae Tribe: Conocephalini                                                                                 
Comments: One of nineteen species in this genus that occur in North America north of Mexico (Cigliano et al., 2018), thirteen of which have been recorded in North Carolina
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: BugGuideSINA 255a.htm                                                                                  
Structural photos
Singing Behavior: Songs consist of an sharp single clicks alternating with buzzes lasting about a second long; broken only at irregular intervals but otherwise given without any pauses.

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Distribution in North Carolina
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Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Photo Gallery for Orchelimum erythrocephalum - Red-Headed Meadow Katydid

Recorded by: J.B. Sullivan
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall
Orange Co.
Comment: An isolated male heard along the edge of a grassy field; others were heard calling in closer proximity to one another
Recorded by: Stephen Hall and Ed Corey
Bladen Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof
Beaufort Co.
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Recorded by: R. Preston
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: B. Anderson and E. Corey
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Newman, Randy
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall
Hoke Co.
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