Subject: Interesting Bug!
Location: Attleboro, MA
August 12, 2014 6:20 pm
I think this guy is neat looking, and I have been scouring online bug guides and can’t find anything that really comes close! But then I have never really studied bugs that closely . . .
He was on my back door in Attleboro, MA mid-afternoon in August.
He is a she. This is a female Two Spotted Tree Cricket, Neoxabea bipunctata, and according to BugGuide: “Adult females have two large dark spots on their ‘back’. Adult males do not have the large dark spots on their ‘back’.”
Thank you so much! I think it is kind of beautiful. Sorry to be a repeat for you! I appreciate your time!
Hi again Emily,
We have no problem with repeats as multiple images of the same species help provide a more comprehensive picture of what the insect looks like. Also, it helps to have a more comprehensive range represented on our site. Additionally, we like to indicate years when particular species are more numerous. Your images are quite beautiful.
Oh I’m glad! I don’t see any others with her little fishtail end so that’s neat 🙂