greater arid-land katydid
Neobarrettia spinosa (Caudell 1907)


24 s of calling song [2.07MB]; male from Brewster Co., Tex.: Chisos Mts.; 23.5C. (WTL331-9)

Waveform of 5 s of calling at 23.5°C (from WTL331-9). Peak frequency 9 kHz.
Click on first half of waveform to hear graphed song.
Click on second half of waveform to expand 0.3 s.

Identification: Front edge of pronotum black; femoral teeth black; center of hindwings translucent brown with lighter spots; length of forefemur 13-19 mm. Length 34-45 mm, males; 44-52 mm females.

Habitat: Oak-juniper, mesquite, bushland, shrubby desert.

Season: June to October.

Song at 25°C: A loud resonant phrase repeated continuously at ca. 1/sec., only at night.

References: Cohn 1965.

Nomenclature: OSF (Orthoptera Species File Online)