Oak Bush-cricket

Meconema thalassinum – This is a male with long curved cerci. It is around 12-17 mm (5/8 in) long, excluding the long antennae. It is fully winged, but this cricket is a silent one and has no song. It was attracted to the light of my moth trap and the 2nd I have seen in the past 3 years.

Oak Bush-cricket Meconema thalassinum male

15 thoughts on “Oak Bush-cricket

  1. Without seeing the title I would have thought it a bush katydid and when I Googled it turns out to be also known as a Drumming Katydid and a member of the Quiet-calling Katydid subfamily. I consider lack of Orthopteran song a disappointment. 🙂

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