Oecanthus niveus

This green tree cricket has folded, narrow wings and is about 1 1/2 inches (37 mm) long. It has an orange mark on top of its head.  The differences between similar species are minute.  The body is green and the females wings usually have a marbled appearance.

The Narrow-winged Tree Cricket is found in the eastern part of North America from Nebraska eastward.  They are probably common in this area although they are seldom seen because they live most of their lives high up in trees or other tall plants and are seldom seen on or near the ground.

Tree crickets undergo a gradual metamorphosis, i.e., nymphs resemble small adults and gradually develop external wing buds. They live in the same habitat as adults, typically taking the same food.

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