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Species Oecanthus latipennis - Broad-winged Tree Cricket

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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 (Varicornis Group)
Species latipennis (Broad-winged Tree Cricket)
Size
They are the largest tree cricket found in the US and Canada = 17mm to 22mm.
Identification
The head has a true red color, the proximal portions of the antennae are dark red, and the hind 'knees' have an orange tint. These characteristics are found in Broad-winged Tree Crickets. The distal portion of the wings appear to be more than 3 times the width of the distal abdomen - hence the name.
Range
Nebraska east to New Jersey then south to Florida then west to Texas and back north to Nebraska.
Habitat
Trees and shrubs.
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
http://buzz.ifas.ufl.edu/592a.htm Singing Insects of North America

http://oecanthinae Tree Crickets - information and photos