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Species Oecanthus exclamationis - Davis' Tree Cricket

5th stage Davis' Tree Cricket instar - Oecanthus exclamationis - male Tree Cricket ID   - Oecanthus exclamationis - female Tree Cricket ID   - Oecanthus exclamationis - female Cricket? - Oecanthus exclamationis - female Tree Cricket sp.? - Oecanthus exclamationis - female Oecanthus - Oecanthus exclamationis - female Oecanthus exclamationis - female Oecanthus exclamationis - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Ensifera (Long-horned Orthoptera)
Infraorder Gryllidea (Crickets)
Family Gryllidae (True Crickets)
Subfamily Oecanthinae (Tree Crickets)
Genus Oecanthus (Common Tree Crickets)
No Taxon (Niveus Group)
Species exclamationis (Davis' Tree Cricket)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Oecanthus exclamationis Davis, 1907
Explanation of Names
Common name for author of species, William Thompson Davis.
Identification
Davis' Tree Cricket has an elegant appearance -- appears sleeker in profile and has a translucent quality. They tend to have a 'sheen' as instars. There is golden-orange on the top of the head, the antennae and limbs are pale. The antennal markings resemble an inverted exclamation mark. An upside down teardrop-shaped black mark is on the 1st antennal segment and a black elongated dot is on the second segment.

Range
As of 1/2009, the SINA range map shows occurence to include the area from Nebraska south to Texas then east to Florida then north to New Hampshire then west back to Nebraska through Wisconsin and Iowa. A separate population has been reported in Arizona.
Life Cycle
Undergo a paurometabolous development (Gradual Metamorphosis). Nymphs resemble small adults and gradually develop external wing buds. They live in the same habitat as adults, typically taking the same food.
Remarks
A great source for 'everything you ever wanted to know about tree crickets' is an article written in May 1915 by Bentley B. Fulton in a Technical Bulletin for the New York Agricultural Experiment Station. The Tree Crickets of New York: Life History and Bionomics
Internet References
Singing Insects of North America--Davis’s tree cricket
http://oecanthinae Oecanthinae