Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orig. Comb: Gryllus niveus De Geer 1773
O. niveus can be ID'd by the markings on the first two segments of the antennae. The first segment (the scape) has a thick black ' J ' atop a white field. The second segment (the pedicel) has a small black mark against a white field.
The vertex of the head is a reddish orange which sometimes extends down into the pronotum - otherwise a dark strip runs down the center of the pronotum. The antennae and limbs are pale. The body is green - and the wings usually give the female's body a 'marbled' appearance.
TX-FL-MA-SD / ON-PQ - Map
BugGuide records extend this range to Maine.
Narrow-winged Tree Crickets commonly dwell in trees. They can be found in a variety of settings including man-made structures and are attracted to lights. They are rarely found close to the ground, but can be found on very tall plants.
Tend to hatch in June and mate from August to November -- but depends on location.
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.
Click on an image to view the life cycle:
A great source for 'everything you ever wanted to know about tree crickets' is "The Tree Crickets of New York: Life History and Bionomics" (2)
Tree Crickets - information and photos