20 s of calling song; male from Dillon Co., S. Car.; 22.0°C. (WTL592-1)
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Sound spectrogram of 2 s of calling at 22.0°C (from WTL592-1). Dominant frequency 2.9 kHz.
Song at 25°C:
Loud, musical, continuous trill at 54 p/sec and 3.1 KHz.
Length 17–22 mm. Male forewings usually more than 14 mm. long; bases of the antennae stained with red or pink.
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.
Shrubs and low trees in dry woods; thickets of vines, brambles, and coarse weeds along woodland edges and fencerows.
Matures later than other tree crickets—mid August in the north, mid July in the south; active until frost kills.