Four-spotted Tree Cricket (Oecanthus quadripunctatus)

Four-spotted Tree Cricket (Oecanthus quadripunctatus) Robb Hannawacker (iNaturalist)

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 close to the ground.  Males sometimes call from the lower limbs of trees or shrubs.

Conservation Status

Global: G5


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 annually.  In the southern part of Florida adults occur year round.

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