pine tree cricket
Oecanthus pini


Mating pair, viewed from the rear.
Female, with spermatophore attached, is feeding at metanotal glands at the base of the uplifted tegmina of the male.
The male, the same as in the previous image, is from tamarack about 25 mi from Racine;
the female is from blue spruce in Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin.

Mating arranged by Nancy Collins (Oecanthinancy).
Photograph by Nancy Collins, used by permission.