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This insect appeared in my indoor yard, in southeastern Brazil. The body is roughly 2cm in length and it makes very distinct beeping sounds, in a pattern that sounds almost like morse code, unlike the crickets I've seen around here. Any ideas?

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  • $\begingroup$ By far the best online forum and resource for the identification of Brazilian arthropods is the website below (in Portuguese): insetologia.com.br It adds to the discussion offered by @theforestecologist in this thread, given the identification of similar specimens at: insetologia.com.br/2017/12/… insetologia.com.br/2017/01/… [This one looks like the OP here?] This is one interesting occurrence. $\endgroup$ – Scientist Feb 9 '18 at 12:02
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According to the author of this blog, this appears to be an Endecous Phalangopsinae/Luzarinae, but they don't rest with the wings like that. I'll try to capture it the next time.

http://www.ib.usp.br/~silvionihei/2014%20Souza-Dias%20Endecous%20apterus.pdf

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/230188107_New_Brazilian_species_of_Endecous_Saussure_1878_Phallic_sclerites_calling_song_and_tegmen_morphometry_Orthoptera_Grylloidea_Phalangopsinae

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    $\begingroup$ The species in the question's picture could very well be related, but the papers you reference describe different colored/sized species that, more importantly, live in different habitats (i.e., caves). Unless your yard is near a cave or major source of bat guano, I'd say you'll have to keep hoping someone finds a more accurate answer. $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist Feb 3 '17 at 20:59
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    $\begingroup$ @theforestecologist Hence why I said "this appears to be". $\endgroup$ – Pedro Werneck Feb 3 '17 at 21:47
  • $\begingroup$ @theforestecologist The identification seems to be fair, see my answer appended. Disclaimer: I am no specialist myself but I really trust the web of contacts at the blog <Insetologia> $\endgroup$ – Scientist Feb 9 '18 at 12:00

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