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Assassin bug? - Oecanthus niveus - male

Assassin bug? - Oecanthus niveus - Male
Leander, Texas, Travis County, Texas, USA
December 5, 2007
Found this near my Japanese Aralia, possibly hunting for flies or other insects.

Moved from Oecanthus. I've moved this guy into Narrow-winged Tree Cricket. John is right, your shot of the base of the antenna shows the classic sign for O. niveus - a 'J' on the first segment. You have an interesting photo here, because if not for the great view of the left antenna -- one might have thought it was a Snowy Tree Cricket. From this angle, the right antenna seems to show a milky white area with a black spot in it....which is the marking of O. fultoni.

Not an expert
But I would say Tree Cricket (Oecanthinae), genus Oecanthus. Since I think I see a "J" on the antenna I would say Narrow-winged Tree Cricket (Oecanthus niveus), but wait for an expert as I could be wrong.

Maybe Subfamily Oecanthinae

Something to check out until a more experienced person can help.


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