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Prairie Tree Cricket   Oecanthus argentinus - Oecanthus argentinus - male

Prairie Tree Cricket Oecanthus argentinus - Oecanthus argentinus - Male
Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
September 28, 2008
Size: unknown
Very common in tall weeds.

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Prairie Tree Cricket   Oecanthus argentinus - Oecanthus argentinus - male Prairie Tree Cricket   Oecanthus argentinus - Oecanthus argentinus Prairie Tree Cricket   Oecanthus argentinus - Oecanthus argentinus

Great shots, Dave
You can actually see the metanotal gland behind the wings. I'm still hoping to find one in Wisconsin. Since there is no ovipositor, and a metanotal gland, this is a male. Did you happen to hear him or others singing? Do you know the name of this particular plant you photographed him on?

 
Thanks for the comments
This male was not singing but several very nearby were. I think the plant is Palmer Amaranth, a favorite of this species.

 
This photo is being used on the Oecanthinae Info page.
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