I wonder if they wear one of those moustache guards when they sleep?
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They're also known as Red-headed Bush Crickets for exactly the same sort of reasons.
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Handsome Trigs are keen to show off their good looks. In many of the easterly states of the U.S. they can be seen scampering around among the foliage of trees and shrubs in broad daylight. They're looking for food, and I hope they have some good utensils to let them eat without getting their moustache dirty.
It's actually part of their mouthparts! Not biting, chewing mandibles, but hugely enlarged palps. Pretty much all insects have a couple pairs of palps next to their jaws. They're sensitive to touch, presumably to help them decide whether they really want to eat whatever it is that's near their mouth.
Females have these palps, too. In fact, males and females are almost identical. Almost.
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When they want to attract a female, they lift their wings right up and rub them against each other to create their high-pitched, rasping song. Or "din", depending on taste.
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