Tree Cricket
(Aka Long-horned Tree Cricket)
Oecanthus sp.
Oecanthidae

Adults are winged, but otherwise resemble nymphs. Tree crickets are whitish to light green, with slender bodies and long antennae.

In the fall, females lay eggs in shoots of 2 to 4 year old twigs and stems of trees, shrubs and vines. Eggs overwinter where laid and hatch in the spring. Nymphs develop through five stages (instars) before becoming winged adults. One generation is produced per year. If the crickets invade a tree or shrub in large numbers, some damage may occur, but the damage is usually not sufficient to justify control. Thus, the Tree Cricket is not generally considered a pest.

In late summer, male crickets produce a high-pitched whine or "song," and are active at dusk and at night, inhabiting trees, shrubs and high weeds.

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