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Two-spotted Tree Cricket (Neoxabea bipunctata)


Detailing the physical features, habits, territorial reach and other identifying qualities of the Two-spotted Tree Cricket.

 Updated: 3/20/2019; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.InsectIdentification.org




The two dark spots on the top of the female Two-spotted Tree Cricket and its green legs help distinguish this jumper from its relatives.



Like other crickets, the Two-spotted Tree Cricket is a great hopper and stays in low foliage. Males do not have the two spots on their dorsal side. After mating, males hang from a branch or stem and lift their wings to expose glands that secrete a substance for the eggs. Females use an ovipositor to pierce through stems and implant fertilized eggs. Nymphs are small and darker in color than adults. They can be seen posing with the abdomen curved upward.

Look and listen for these crickets in woodlands after sunset. Males pierce leaves and move their wings against them to increase their volume. Each trill is long and constant with a quick pause between them.
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Taxonomic Hierarchy
Kingdom: Animalia
  Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Insecta
      Order: Orthoptera
        Family: Gryllidae
          Genus: Neoxabea
            Species: bipunctata
Identifying Information
Scientific Name: Neoxabea bipunctata
Category: Grasshopper or Cricket
Size (Adult; Length): 14mm to 22mm (0.55in to 0.86in)
Colorwheel Graphic Colors: white, brown, green
Descriptors: green, legs, jumping, hopping, two-toned, bicolor, spots
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