Monday Night Mystery

Tonight’s challenge- supplied by the fine entomologists at North Carolina State University*- is the mating call of a male insect:

The Magical Mystery Sound

Who is the creature behind those whoops and hollers?

I will award five points for picking the correct family, and five points for picking the correct genus.

The cumulative points winner for the month of May will win their choice of 1) any 8×10-sized print from my photo galleries, or 2) a guest post here on Myrmecos.

Good luck!

*a more thorough credit will be forthcoming as I don’t wish to give away the answer.

13 thoughts on “Monday Night Mystery”

  1. It’s clearly purring. Therefore it must be a cat-erpillar.

    (I actually found a purring caterpillar once. Very disturbing noise. It was pink, too.)

  2. D’oh. Missed this last night, and now I’m at work and can’t listen.

    But still, I’ll guess family Menuridae, genus Menura, the lyrebird, in case Alex is trying to pull one over on us.

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