Narrow-winged Tree Cricket

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.

Insects in Lincoln

August 8, 2016

Brown Prionid, Orthisoma brunneum, 1.8 inches. This is a very large but fairly common longhorn beetle. Photographed by Norman Levey.
Brown Prionid, Orthisoma brunneum, 1.8 inches. This is a very large but fairly common longhorn beetle. Photographed by Norman Levey.
Narrow-winged Tree Cricket, Oecanthus niveus. Female. About 15 mm. Photographed by Norman Levey.
Narrow-winged Tree Cricket, Oecanthus niveus. Female. About 15 mm. Photographed by Norman Levey.
Northern Bush Katydid, Scudderia septentrionalis. Male. This katydid is attracted to lights. Photographed by Norman Levey.
Northern Bush Katydid, Scudderia septentrionalis. Male. This katydid is attracted to lights. Photographed by Norman Levey.

Norman Levey photographed these insects that visited his observation sheet outside his home in Lincoln. He provides details of each, which are shown in the captions.