|Two-Spotted Tree Cricket – Neoxabea bipunctata|
Family Gryllidae (True Crickets)
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Live adult crickets photographed at DuPage County, Illinois.
|Two-spotted male tree crickets chew holes into leaves, over which they place their wings while singing to attract mates. The wings become a drum membrane and greatly amplify the sound.  HERE is a great account of the cricket's singing ability, with pictures of the musical instrument he creates to help attract mates.|
Fifth instar female nymph, about 15mm
Order Orthoptera – Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids
There are more than 20,000 species in the order Orthoptera. These diverse insects are found worldwide, although their numbers are concentrated in the tropics.
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