Species by Continent
Key to ID of U.S. Species
Alexander's -- alexanderi
Black-horned -- nigricornis
Broad-winged -- latipennis
Davis' -- exclamationis
Different-horned -- varicornis
Fast-calling -- celerinictus
Forbes' -- forbesi
4-spotted - quadripuinctatus
Narrow-winged -- niveus
Pine -- pini
Prairie -- argentinus
Riley's -- rileyi
Snowy -- fultoni
Tamarack -- laricis
Texas -- texensis
Thin-lined -- leptogrammus
Walker's -- walkeri
Western -- californicus
Oecanthus major
Two-spotted - N. bipunctata
Allard's (tropical)
Nicaraguan Oecanthus x3
Nicaragua Neoxabea x2
World species
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Tree crickets can be found on all continents except Antarctica.

Detailed information can be found on
the Orthoptera Species File website: 


Note:  This map reflects only documented specimens. Tree crickets
exist in areas not shaded below. Examples: Oecanthus argentinus
exists in Alberta and Saskatchewan in Canada; Oecanthus rileyi
exists in British Colombia.

Oecanthus brevicauda Saussure, 1878 (Africa)
Oecanthus burmeisteri Saussure, 1877 (Africa)
Oecanthus capensis Saussure, 1877 (Africa)
Oecanthus comptulus Karsch, 1893 (Africa)
Oecanthus decorsei Chopard, 1932 (Africa)
Oecanthus dissimilis Toms & Otte, 1988 (Africa)
Oecanthus dulcisonans Gorochov, 1993 (Europe, Africa, Asia)
Oecanthus filiger Walker, 1871 (Africa)
Oecanthus galpini Toms & Otte, 1988 (Africa)
Oecanthus karschi Chopard, 1932 (Africa)
Oecanthus macer Karsch, 1893 (Africa)
Oecanthus neofiliger Toms & Otte, 1988 (Africa)
Oecanthus neosimilis Toms & Otte, 1988 (Africa)
Oecanthus pellucens (Scopoli, 1763)  (Europe, Africa, Asia)
Oecanthus pseudosimilis Otte, 1988 (Africa)
Oecanthus rectinervis Chopard, 1932 (Africa)
Oecanthus rufopictus Chopard, 1932 (Africa)
Oecanthus similis Chopard, 1932 (Africa)
Oecanthus socians Otte, 1988 (Africa)
Oecanthus sycomorus Toms & Otte, 1988 (Africa)
Paraphasius lepturoides Chopard, 1927 (Africa)
Oecanthodes anomala Toms & Otte, 1988 (Africa)
Viphyus bifasciatus (Chopard, 1968) (Africa)
Viphyus livingstonei Otte, 1988 (Africa)
Viphyus victorinoxi Otte, 1988 (Africa)

Oecanthus antennalis Liu, Yin & Xia, 1994 (China)
Oecanthus bilineatus Chopard & Chatterjee, 1937 (India)
Oecanthus dulcisonans Gorochov, 1993 (Europe, Africa, Asia)
Oecanthus euryelytra Ichikawa, 2001 (Japan, Korea)
Oecanthus indicus Saussure, 1878 (Asia)
Oecanthus longicauda Matsumura, 1904 (Asia)
Oecanthus pellucens (Scopoli, 1763)  (Europe, Africa, Asia)
Oecanthus rufescens Serville, 1838 (Asia, Oceania)
Oecanthus similator Ichikawa, 2001 (Japan)
Oecanthus sinensis Walker, 1869 (Asia)
Oecanthus turanicus Uvarov, 1912 (Asia)
Oecanthus zhengi Xie, 2003 (China)
Xabea decora Walker, 1869 (Asia)
Xabea furcata Chopard, 1927 (Asia)
Xabea inermis Chopard, 1930  (Asia)
Xabea latipennis Chopard, 1969 (Asia)
Xabea levissima Gorochov, 1992 (Asia)
Xabea maculata Chopard, 1930  (Asia)
Xabea recticercis Chopard, 1969 (Asia)
Xabea zonata Chopard, 1969 (Asia)

Oecanthus dulcisonans Gorochov, 1993 (Europe, Africa,  Asia)
Oecanthus pellucens (Scopoli, 1763)  (Europe, Africa, Asia)

North and Central America
Oecanthus alexanderi Walker, 2010 (North America)
Oecanthus allardi Walker & Gurney, 1960 (West Indies, Central America)
Oecanthus argentinus Saussure, 1874 (North and South America)
Oecanthus bakeri Collins & van den Berghe, 2014 (Central America)
Oecanthus belti Collins & van den Berghe, 2014 (Central America)
Oecanthus californicus Saussure, 1874 (North America)
Oecanthus celerinictus Walker, 1963 (North America)
Oecanthus comma Walker, 1967 (Mexico)
Oecanthus exclamationis Davis, 1907 (North America)
Oecanthus forbesi Titus, 1903 (North America)
Oecanthus fultoni Walker, 1962 (North America)
Oecanthus jamaicensis Walker, 1969 (Jamaica)
Oecanthus laricis Walker, 1963 (North America)
Oecanthus latipennis Riley, 1881 (North America)
Oecanthus leptogrammus Walker, 1962 (North America)
Oecanthus major Walker, 1967 (Mexico)
Oecanthus nigricornis Walker, 1869 (North America)
Oecanthus niveus (De Geer, 1773) (North America)
Oecanthus pini Beutenmüller, 1894 (North America)
Oecanthus quadripunctatus Beutenmüller, 1894 (North America)
Oecanthus rileyi Baker, 1905 (North America)
Oecanthus symesi Collins & van den Berghe, 2014 (Central America)
Oecanthus texensis Symes & Collins, 2013 (North America)
Oecanthus varicornis Walker, 1869 (North America)
Oecanthus walkeri Collins & Symes, 2012 (North America)
Neoxabea bipunctata (De Geer, 1773) (North America)
Neoxabea cerrojesusensis Collins & van den Berghe, 2014 (North America)
Neoxabea formosa (Walker, 1869) (North America)
Neoxabea ottei Collins & van den Berghe, 2014 (North America)

Prognathogryllus alapa Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus alatus Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1895 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus alternatus Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus aphrastos Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus awili Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus elongatus Perkins, 1899 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus epimeces Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus flavidus Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus giganteus Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus hana Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus haupu Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus hea Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus hypomacron Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus inexspectatus Perkins, 1899 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus kahea Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus kahili Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus kipahulu Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus kohala Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus kukui Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus makai Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus makakapua Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus mauka Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus oahuensis Perkins, 1899 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus olympus Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus opua Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus parakahili Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus parakukui Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus pararobustus Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus pihea Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus puna Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus robustus Perkins, 1899 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus spadix Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus stridulans (Perkins, 1899 (Hawaii))
Prognathogryllus victoriae Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus waikemoi Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Prognathogryllus weli Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Thaumatogryllus cavicola Gurney & Rentz, 1978 (Hawaii)
Thaumatogryllus conanti Otte, 1994 (Hawaii) (Hawaii)
Thaumatogryllus mauiensis Otte, 1994 (Hawaii) (Hawaii)
Thaumatogryllus variegatus Perkins, 1899 (Hawaii)
Leptogryllus apicalis Perkins, 1910 (Hawaii)
Leptogryllus deceptor Perkins, 1910 (Hawaii)
Leptogryllus elongatus Perkins, 1899 (Hawaii)
Leptogryllus forficularis (Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1895) (Hawaii)
Leptogryllus fusconotatus Perkins, 1899 (Hawaii)
Leptogryllus hanaula Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Leptogryllus haupu Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Leptogryllus kaala Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Leptogryllus kainalu Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Leptogryllus kauaiensis Perkins, 1899 (Hawaii)
Leptogryllus kawela Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Leptogryllus kipahulu Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Leptogryllus kohala Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Leptogryllus lanaiensis Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Leptogryllus luteus Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Leptogryllus mauiensis Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Leptogryllus mauumae Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Leptogryllus molokai Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Leptogryllus montgomeri Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Leptogryllus nigrolineatus (Perkins, 1899 (Hawaii))
Leptogryllus nigromaculatus Perkins, 1899 (Hawaii)
Leptogryllus oahuensis Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Leptogryllus ookala Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Leptogryllus perkinsi Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Leptogryllus poamoho Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)
Leptogryllus similis Perkins, 1899 (Hawaii)
Leptogryllus simillimus Perkins, 1899 (Hawaii)
Leptogryllus waikemoi Otte, 1994 (Hawaii)

Oecanthus adyeri Otte & Alexander, 1983 (Oceania)
Oecanthus angustus Chopard, 1925 (Oceania)
Oecanthus rufescens Serville, 1838 (Asia, Oceania)
Xabea atalaia Otte & Alexander, 1983 (Oceania)
Xabea elderra Otte & Alexander, 1983 (Oceania)
Xabea leai Chopard, 1951  (Oceania)
Xabea podoscirtoides Chopard, 1951 (Oceania)
Xabea tumbarumba Otte & Alexander, 1983 (Oceania)
Xabea wyebo Otte & Alexander, 1983 (Oceania)

South America
Oecanthus argentinus Saussure, 1874 (North and South America)
Oecanthus immaculatus Bruner, 1906 (South America)
Oecanthus lineolatus Saussure, 1897 (South America)
Oecanthus minutus Saussure, 1877 (South America)
Oecanthus nanus Walker, 1967 (South America)
Oecanthus pallidus Zefa, 2012 (South America)
Oecanthus peruvianus Walker, 1869 (South America)
Oecanthus pictipes Rehn, 1917 (South America)
Oecanthus pictus Milach & Zefa, 2015 (South America)
Oecanthus prolatus Walker, 1967 (South America)
Oecanthus tenuis Walker, 1869 (South America)
Oecanthus valensis Milach & Zefa, 2016 (South America)
Neoxabea astales Walker, 1967 (South America)
Neoxabea brevipes Rehn, 1913 (South America)
Neoxabea enodis Walker, 1967 (South America)
Neoxabea femorata Walker, 1967 (South America)
Neoxabea lepta Walker, 1967 (South America)
Neoxabea meridionalis Bruner, 1916 (South America)
Neoxabea obscurifrons Bruner, 1916 (South America)
Neoxabea quadrula Walker, 1967 (South America)
Neoxabea trinodosa Hebard, 1928 (South America)