IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

Brief Summary

Read full entry

Tamarack Tree Cricket (Oecanthus laricis)

Identification: Length 13-15 mm. Head, pronotum, and legs brown; forewings green (but the green fades in pinned specimens); length of forewings <12 mm.

Habitat: On tamarack in southeastern Michigan and hemlock in northeastern Ohio.

Season: August and September; one generation annually.

Song at 25°C: A continuous trill at 37 p/s; carrier frequency 3.4 kHz.

Song data: See Walker 1963.

Similar species: Pine tree cricket—on pine and balsam fir; length of forewings >12 mm.

More information: genus Oecanthus, subfamily Oecanthinae.

References: Walker 1963.


Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY 3.0)

© Thomas J. Walker

Source: Singing Insects of North America

Belongs to 0 communities

This taxon hasn't been featured in any communities yet.

Learn more about Communities


EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!