Watched a group of crickets browsing in the brush, upper cricket in this photo appears to have damaged wings, perhaps due to a female eating them during copulation.
Observation and photo by Elizabeth Cisneros, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bucrates mailvolans - Cattail Conehead, from BugGuide.
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Orthoptera is an order of insects with paurometabolous or incomplete metamorphosis, including the grasshoppers, crickets, cave crickets, Jerusalem crickets, katydids, weta, lubber, Acrida, and locusts. Many insects in this order produce sound (known as a "stridulation") by rubbing their wings against each other or their legs, the wings or legs containing rows of corrugated bumps. The tympanum or ear is located in the front tibia in crickets, mole crickets, and katydids, and on the first abdominal...