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Black-horned Tree Cricket


Cricket | Oecanthus nigricornis



Entry Last Edited: 10/24/2022 | Content ©www.BugsOfTennessee.com

Insect Order (Orthoptera)

ORTHOPTERA
The order Orthoptera includes Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Katydids with over 20,000 species recorded to date. Approximately 1,200 of these reside across North Amerca making them a relatively common site, particularly in Tennessee. They are mainly recognized for their unique rear legs which allow them to 'hop' but also have four wings (forewings and hindwings). Their mouthparts are designed for chewing plant fibers (though some do feast on deceased insects). Grasshoppers and the related Locust can be identified through their thicker antenna whereas Crickets and Katydids have thinner antennae. Orthopteras are notable in outdoor environments but may find their way into human dwellings on occassion.


Taxonomy

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.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Family: Gryllidae
Genus: Oecanthus
Species: nigricornis


Characteristics

Antenna insect icon
Antenna: Antenna are noticeably apparent on this insect.
Outdoor insect icon
Outdoors: Typically found across the great outdoors.
Six-Legged insect icon
Six-Legged: Six legs are common to this insect.
Striped / Banded insect icon
Striped / Banded: Noticeable stripes or banding pattern.


Description

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


Sighting Guide

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.

41F
JAN
44F
FEB
53F
MAR
62F
APR
70F
MAY
78F
JUN
80F
JUL
79F
AUG
73F
SEP
62F
OCT
52F
NOV
44F
DEC

Size

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.

Lowest-Low:
0.98 inches
(25 mm)
Highest-High:
1.26 inches
(32 mm)


Identifying Colors

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.

GREEN
YELLOW
BLACK


Tennessee County Reach

The Black-horned Tree Cricket can be found in the following Tennessee counties:

Anderson; Bedford; Benton; Bledsoe; Blount; Bradley; Campbell; Cannon; Carroll; Carter; Cheatham; Chester; Claiborne; Clay; Cocke; Coffee; Crockett; Cumberland; Davidson; De Kalb; Decatur; Dickson; Dyer; Fayette; Fentress; Franklin; Gibson; Giles; Grainger; Greene; Grundy; Hamblen; Hamilton; Hancock; Hardeman; Hardin; Hawkins; Haywood; Henderson; Henry; Hickman; Houston; Humphreys; Jackson; Jefferson; Johnson; Knox; Lake; Lauderdale; Lawrence; Lewis; Lincoln; Loudon; Macon; Madison; Marion; Marshall; Maury; McMinn; McNairy; Meigs; Monroe; Montgomery; Moore; Morgan; Obion; Overton; Perry; Pickett; Polk; Putnam; Rhea; Roane; Robertson; Rutherford; Scott; Sequatchie; Sevier; Shelby; Smith; Stewart; Sullivan; Sumner; Tipton; Trousdale; Unicoi; Union; Van Buren; Warren; Washington; Wayne; Weakley; White; Williamson; Wilson


Black-horned Tree Cricket Picture (1)

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Image of an adult Black-horned Tree Cricket insect at rest on a plant stem.; Credit: Cade S. of Ohio, USA.
This image is original to www.InsectIdentification.org; Used with Permission.

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