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Chisos Katydid (Paracyrtophyllus excelsus)

Identification: Length 35-44 mm. Forewings similar in shape to those of common true katydid; males have no knob on third abdominal tergite.

Habitat: Oak woodland.

Season: July to Oct.

Song at 25°C: A raucous wonk produced at a rate of about 1 per s.

Similar species: Paracyrtophyllus robustus has truncated forewings and males that have a large stout erect knob on the third abdominal tergite.

More information: subfamily Pseudophyllinae, genus Paracyrtophyllus

References: Rehn and Hebard 1914, Hebard 1941.

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