Common Name: "Black-horned Tree Cricket"
Scientific Name: Oecanthus nigricornis
TAXONOMIC BREAKDOWN: The Taxonomic Breakdown is the scientific way to categorize a partocular insect species from its largest group (Animalia) to its smallest (variable). The Genus and Species categorizations taken together make up the species' scientific name shown above, in this case Oecanthus nigricornis.
Antenna: Antenna are noticeably apparent on this insect.
Outdoors: Typically found across the great outdoors.
Six-Legged: Six legs are common to this insect.
Striped / Banded: Noticeable stripes or banding pattern.
The Black-horned Tree Cricket has been identified by site users by the following descriptors:
green   black   yellow   six-legged   outdoors   jumping   antenna   striped   stripes   large
The general likelihood of encountering this insect based on a given month of the year in the state of Tennessee. Generally, the best sighting months are June through August with peak occurring in July.
Below is a representation of the 'smallest-small' and 'largest-large' sizes commonly associated with the Black-horned Tree Cricket. Due to monitor differences, sizes may not be exact on your particular screen. Conversions to millimeters are provided for convenience.
0.98 inches (25 mm)
1.26 inches (32 mm)
Below you will find the colors most commonly associated with the Black-horned Tree Cricket. Both Primary and Secondary colors are represented in the showcase. Due to monitor differences, colors may not be exact representations.
The Black-horned Tree Cricket can be found in the following Tennessee counties:
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