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Oecanthinae nymph - less than 8 hours of age - Oecanthus

Oecanthinae nymph - less than 8 hours of age - Oecanthus
Kansasville, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, USA
June 18, 2008
Size: 2-3mm w/o antennae & legs
The nymphs are very active, very wary and very fast -- even jump. Visualized preening antennae at 24 hours of age. 1 cm from tip of antennae to tip of outstretched back legs. Hoping to sustain this nymph to adulthood in order to get a definite ID of species.

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LIFE CYCLE SERIES - Goldenrod stem with oviposited egg markings of Black-horned Tree Cricket - Oecanthus Oecanthinae nymph - less than 8 hours of age - Oecanthus Oecanthinae nymph - less than 24 hours of age - Oecanthus Antennal markings of young Black-horned Tree Cricket - Oecanthus LIFE CYCLE - Instar approx 54 days old - Oecanthus - female LIFE CYCLE - Adult female Black-horned Tree Cricket - Oecanthus - female


How cute!!!
And I did not know they lay their eggs in twigs.

Very cool, thanks for sharing these photos

Moved from Tree Crickets.

This photo is being used on the Oecanthinae Info page.

Fantastic image; and I have to compliment you on your painstaking observations of these. We are learning very much from your work, thank you.

Thanks, Eric
A compliment from you is highly regarded. I'm trying to document on a daily basis. I've yet to witness one emerging...but there are still quite a few 'plugs' on the goldenrod. The most prolific has now had 14 nymphs emerge.

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