Bell PD (1980) Multimodal communication by the black-horned tree cricket, Oecanthus
nigricornis (Walker) (Orthoptera: Gryllidae).
Presumably, carrying larger loads should lead to greater costs; in crickets (Oecanthus
nigricornis), females carrying larger egg loads have decreased mobility and are more susceptible to predation (Ercit et al., 2014).
Author's note: A bit of internet research helped us identify our perpetrator as a male tree cricket, a hard-to-see, but vociferous member of the family Gryllidae (true crickets), subfamily Oecanthinae (tree crickets), and genus Oecanthus
(common tree crickets).
A species from southern India called Oecanthus
henryi, for example, produces high-pitched sounds at warmer temperatures.
The vast majority of prey were adult tree crickets (Gryllidae: Oecanthinae; Oecanthus
), although nymphal tree crickets and katydids (Tettigoniidae: Conocephalinae) also occurred among provisions.
This increase in the number of forbivorous species was mostly the result of (1) a greater regularity of occurrence of Melanoplus angustipennis and Melanoplus femurrubrum in the grass-forb [TABULAR DATA FOR TABLE 1 OMITTED] mixtures and (2) the occurrences of Amblycorpha uhleri and Oecanthus
latipennis only in the grass-forb mixtures.
With these caveats in mind, we tested for female choice for phenotypic indicators of mate quality in the song of male black-horned tree crickets, Oecanthus
(2009) recognized and mapped the rare and endangered silver-bell cricket Oecanthus
dulcisonans Gorochov, 1993 by its song.
longicauda Matsumura Tettigoniidae Homorocoryphus jezoensis (Matsumura et Shiraki) Confirmed Host Species feeding (a) range (b) P.
Brown WD (1997) Female re-mating and the intensity of female choice in black-horned tree crickets, Oecanthus
In the late 1800's, research provided evidence that chirp rate increased with temperature in Oecanthus
species (Dolbear 1897, Bessey & Bessey 1898) and continued work with this and other genera has complimented these early findings (Pires & Hoy 1992, Jang & Gerhardt 2007, Walker & Collins 2010).
This article describes and names a new species of Oecanthus
Serville, 1831 from the western United States.