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Species Oecanthus varicornis - Different-horned Tree Cricket

Different-horned tree cricket - Oecanthus varicornis - male Tree Cricket - Oecanthus varicornis - female Oecanthus varicornis, daytime photo - Oecanthus varicornis - male Oecanthus, daytime hideout near Ageratina havanensis - Oecanthus varicornis - male final pictures of precious Orpheus (he's very old now) from his 3-month anniversary - Oecanthus varicornis - male Oecanthus varicornis - male Oecanthus varicornis egg - Oecanthus varicornis Oecanthus varicornis drinking metanotal fluid after mating, spermatophore attached - K6, K9 - Oecanthus varicornis - male - female
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 varicornis (Different-horned Tree Cricket)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Oecanthus varicornis F. Walker 1869
Explanation of Names
vari (Latin) = varied; cornu (Latin) = horn
The name refers to the pink to black antennae:
TX and south through Mexico to Nicaragua
Xeric woodlands
Year-round in south Texas; spring and fall seasons in central Texas.
leaves and blossoms/fruits of native plants
In Texas, often found on Turk's Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii).
3 female Oecanthus varicornis eating Turk's Cap:
Life Cycle
For detailed information on life cycle and rearing, please see Raising Oecanthinae (tree crickets).

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Internet References