soft song, poor recording, singing from canopy at ~3pm; temp ~84F; think it is Neocicada hieroglyphica; could use confirmation; 2 individuals heard
This is a typical color form of a male Short-winged Green Grasshopper, Dichromorpha viridis. This is a common species in damp meadows, even lawns.
The Admirable Grasshopper, Syrbula admirabilis, exhibits strong sexual dimorphism: males and females look very different. This was an abundant species during our trip to Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas.
The Tropical House Cricket, Gryllodes sigillatus, is an introduced species to the U.S. Note the extra-long cerci (tail-like appendages), and black "belt" around its middle.
This tiny insect is a male Red-headed Bush Cricket, Phyllopalpus pulchellus. He generates a very loud tinkling song for such a small animal.