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Broad-winged Tree Cricket (Oecanthus latipennis)

Identification: Length 17–22 mm. Male forewings usually more than 14 mm. long; bases of the antennae stained with red or pink.

Habitat: Shrubs and low trees in dry woods; thickets of vines, brambles, and coarse weeds along woodland edges and fencerows.

Season: Matures later than other tree crickets—mid August in the north, mid July in the south; active until frost kills.

Song at 25°C: Loud, musical, continuous trill at 54 p/sec and 3.1 KHz.

Similar species: Texas and western tree crickets—3rd segment of the antennae usually much darker than the 2nd; frequently a distinct dark line on the inner edge of first two antennal segments; male tegmina usually less than 14 mm.

Remarks: Our largest tree cricket.

More information: genus Oecanthus, subfamily Oecanthinae.

References: Fulton 1915; Funk 1989; Walker 1962.

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Source: Singing Insects of North America

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