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   Described and named by De Geer in 1773

        DeGeer originally named this species "Gryllus niveus"  -- but in or before 1888, it was determined to be a member of the Oecanthus genus.

The tree cricket is just barely visible at the bottom of the leaves in the center of the screen -- however, his song is loud and clear.  Narrow-winged tree crickets sing in short bursts of trills with short pauses of silence between bursts. 
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This tree cricket was  hanging upside down while singing -- a common position for O. niveus.


Side-by-side male and female Narrow-winged tree crickets.  The male has paddle-shaped wings; the female's wings wrap around the side of her body.


Description by Charles DeGeer.