A look at the distribution map shows the Four-spotted Tree Cricket in all 48 states of the contiguous United States; the only species of tree cricket so documented. It can be very common, and is an inhabitant of open areas, coarse weeds, roadsides, old fields, and crops.

Though a tree cricket, it is generally found on grasses, plants and weeds less than 3 feet above ground, often less than one foot above ground. Males sometimes call from the lower limbs of trees or shrubs.

Conservation Status

Vermont:
Global: G5

Phenology

In the north there is one generation and adults are present from late July or August until frost. In the south two or more generations occur with first generation adults appearing in May near Gainesville, Florida, and in June near Raleigh, North Carolina. In Gainesville, adults occur through December. Farther south in Florida, adults occur year round.

More Information

Vermont Distribution

Orthoptera of Vermont – Locations Collected by Ross T. Bell