Orthoptera of North Carolina
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Oecanthus niveus (De Geer, 1773) - Narrow-Winged Tree Cricket



Female
Taxonomy
Family: Gryllidae Subfamily: Oecanthinae Tribe: OecanthiniSynonym: Oecanthus angustipennis
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 584a.htm                                                                                  
Singing Behavior: Songs consist of broken trills. At 77 F (25 C), the pulse rate is 71 pulses per sec and the dominant frequency at 3.0 kHz
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Distribution in North Carolina
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
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
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S5
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Image Gallery for Oecanthus niveus - Narrow-Winged Tree Cricket

Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall
Iredell Co.
Comment: Flushed from vegetation within a stand of dry hardwoods located on a ridge-top
Recorded by: Steve Hall
Wake Co.
Comment: Singing from Wisteria about 5' off the ground; pulse rate of 45 pulses per second at 71 F (22 C) (18:55); trills were regularly interrupted, with each trill lasting an average of 6 seconds and gaps between trills lasting about 1 sec.
Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall
Orange Co.
Comment: Courtship feeding
Recorded by: Stephen Hall
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall and Ed Corey
Bladen Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall and Ed Corey
Bladen 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: Stephen Hall
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof
Beaufort Co.
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Recorded by: Ed Corey, Floyd Williams, Signa Williams
Camden Co.
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Recorded by: Billy Hartness
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Scott Bolick
Forsyth Co.
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MP3 Gallery for Oecanthus niveus - Narrow-Winged Tree Cricket

1 Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
2021-06-30
63 pulses per second, 2.9 kHz, 82 F, 7:53 pm, calling from a small tree (maybe 5 meters up) that was standing along in an expanse of lawn next to a large pond, more or less continuously, with some short breaks