Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Oecanthus exclamationis Davis
Explanation of Names
Common name for author of species, William Thompson Davis
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.
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.
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.
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
Singing Insects of North America--Davis’s tree cricket