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4-spotted - quadripuinctatus
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Oecanthus major
Two-spotted - N. bipunctata
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FOUR-SPOTTED TREE CRICKET - O. quadripunctatus

Singing male Four-spotted tree cricket. 


The frame rate of the camera is nearly equal to the pulse rate of the tree cricket - producing an optical illusion of slowly opening/closing wings.  [Note: Videos will not play with Microsoft Edge]


Resting male Four-spotted tree cricket.

Top view of a singing male with the metanotal gland exposed.

This female has 2 spermatophores attached.

Description by William Beutenmuller