Eastern Sword-bearing Conehead

Night Insects at Wolbach Farm

August 15, 2016

A narrow-winged tree cricket Oecanthus niveus, male (photo above). These are identified by calling song and the orange patch on the insect’s nape. Male tree crickets show broad wings with structures for generating sound; the females wings are quite narrow. The males raise their wings and hold them forward when stridulating. Photographed by Norman Levey.
A narrow-winged tree cricket Oecanthus niveus, male (photo above). These are identified by calling song and the orange patch on the insect’s nape. Male tree crickets show broad wings with structures for generating sound; the females wings are quite narrow. The males raise their wings and hold them forward when stridulating. Photographed by Norman Levey.
Probable Allard’s ground cricket Allonemobius allardi, female. Photographed by Norman Levey.
Probable Allard’s ground cricket Allonemobius allardi, female. Photographed by Norman Levey.
Swordbearing conehead Neoconocephalus ensigner, male. Photographed by Norman Levey.
Swordbearing conehead Neoconocephalus ensigner, male. Photographed by Norman Levey.
Four-spotted tree cricket Oecanthus quadripunctatus, male on a milkweed pod. Photographed by Norman Levey.
Four-spotted tree cricket Oecanthus quadripunctatus, male on a milkweed pod. Photographed by Norman Levey.

Norman Levey photographed several night singing insects at SVT's Wolbach Farm, as he prepared for an upcoming September 13, 2016 Singing Insects program.