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thin-lined tree cricket

Oecanthus leptogrammus T. Walker 1962

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55 s of song; male from Nicaragua, submitted by Nancy Collins.
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Sound spectrogram of 1 s of calling. Dominant frequency 2.2 kHz.
Song: Not recorded; described as similar to song of narrow-winged tree cricket.
Identification: Length 15–18 mm. Black mark on first antennal segment straight and very thin.
Similar species: None.
Habitat: Broad-leaved trees and shrubs.
Season: Near Brownsville, Texas, adults have been collected as early as May and as late as November.
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).
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