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Caribbean meadow katydid

Conocephalus cinereus (Thunburg 1815)

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map male male cercus  
Alien origin and spread of this SINA species.
20 s of calling song; male from Dade Co., Fla.; 25.0°C. (WTL232-5)
 Click on sound bar to hear graphed song.
Waveform of 5 s of calling at 23.0°C (from WTL232-5). Peak frequency ca. 12 kHz.
Click on waveform to expand last 0.5 s of buzz.
Remarks: This species is widespread in the Caribbean. It was described from Jamaica and occurs in Cuba, but was not known to occur in the United States until Gurney (1959, pp. 78-79) reported numerous specimens collected in south Florida between 1946 and 1957 (see map).
Song data: Excel worksheet and chart (from spectrographic analyses).
More information:
subfamily Conocephalinae, genus Conocephalus
References: Gurney 1959.
Nomenclature: OSF (Orthoptera Species File Online)
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