These palps have bulges, or knobs, that look like padded boxing gloves at the end of them, which they constantly move around when they are anxious or excited.
Females have a long curved spine that extends from the tip of the abdomen. This is an ovipositor, (crickets don't have stingers), and it is used to deposit eggs into the soil to increase their odds of survival. Males make high-pitched trills to females in the area and in the eastern part of the continent, the sound is a familiar one in summertime. The trill is created by rubbing its wings together at the base. One wing has a set of plates called a "file"; the other wing has a flat "scraper" that runs along the plates in the "file" create the noise. (The motion is similar to flipping pages in a book, or cards in a deck.)
Red-Headed Bush Crickets are active all spring and summer. They can be found in areas with tall grasses or bushes. Look and listen for them about 1 meter (3 feet) above ground level.