Orthoptera of North Carolina
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Oecanthus exclamationis Davis, 1907 - Davis's Tree Cricket



Male
Taxonomy
Family: Gryllidae Subfamily: Oecanthinae Tribe: Oecanthini
Comments: One of eighteen species in this genus that occur in North America north of Mexico (SINA, 2018), eight of which have been recorded in North Carolina
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: BugGuide, Google ImagesSINA 590a.htm                                                                                  
Singing Behavior: Songs consist of continuous trills that are only broken at infrequent and irregular intervals. At 77 F (25 C), the pulse rate is 81/sec and the dominant frequency is 2.7 kHz (SINA, 2018). The trills of Oecanthus niveus are just slightly higher in pitch -- 3.0 kHz at 77 F -- but are interrupted much more frequently and for longer durations; the pulse rate is also slower at 71 pulses per second (SINA, 2018).
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Distribution in North Carolina
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Adult Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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See also Habitat Account for General Hardwood Forests
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S4S5
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Recorded by: Steve Hall
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Kyle Kittelberger
Surry Co.
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Recorded by: Kyle Kittelberger
Surry Co.
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