What were those sonorous summer songs?
In spite of being “the toughest MNM yet,” several of you picked the correct answers. Five points each go to Scot for the scissor-grinder cicada Tibicen pruinosa, and to Ted MacRae for the jumping bush cricket Orocharis saltator.
An excellent resource for learning the singing insects of eastern North America is the Songs of Insects site. Lang Elliot and Wil Hershberger have assembled a library of clean recordings paired with sharp photographs- a real treasure for insect enthusiasts.