Length 16-17 mm. Most easily differentiated from other species of the varicornis species group by the pulse rate of its calling song and known geographical distribution.
Differs from O. californicus in the puse rate of its calling song and in geographical distribution.
Desert, prairie, weedy fields, young secondary forest. Within these habitats specimens have been located on small trees, shrubs, and woody vines including walnut, pinyon pine, mesquite, Osage orange, young oaks, and greenbriar.
Adults have been collected from May through September. Annually there is probably only one generation of adults.