thin-lined tree cricket
Oecanthus leptogrammus T. Walker 1962

 
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Identification:  Length 15–18 mm. Black mark on first antennal segment straight and very thin.

Habitat:  Broad-leaved trees and shrubs.

Season:  Near Brownsville, Texas, adults have been collected as early as May and as late as November.

Song:  Not recorded; described as similar to song of narrow-winged tree cricket.

Similar species:  None.

Remarks:  This species is widely distributed in Mexico and Central America.

More information:  genus Oecanthus, subfamily Oecanthinae.

References:  Walker 1962, 1967; Walker & Gurney 1967.

Nomenclature:  OSF (Orthoptera Species File Online).