Red-headed Bush Cricket – 8/26/23

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 8/26/23

Observation Time: 4:10 p.m.

Observation Location: my back yard (Gavins Pond Road)

Common Name: Red-headed Bush Cricket (a.k.a. Handsome Trig)

Scientific Name: Phyllopalpus pulchellus

Comments: I had never seen one of these before I spotted this one on the wall of my house, but apparently they are pretty common. It has really long antennae and strange-lloking mouth parts that look a little like boxing gloves.

More Information: Jungle Dragon and Bug Eric