Snowy tree cricket (Oecanthus fultoni)*
August 19, 2016
*Thanks to entomologist extraordinaire Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, for the identification and this interesting tidbit: O. fultoni has been used as an indicator of temperature, employing a formula based on the number of chirps per minute. This little guy is now safely outside, where his chances of attracting a mate (as opposed to my cats) are much better.
Way cool indeed – critter, sound and accompanying notes! Also what does “featured on freshly pressed” mean? Thank you
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What a lovely sound.
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I thought so, too. One little cricket is quite loud, but it was fun to have an unusual visitor in the house.