Subject: type of lacewing?
Location: Mimbres, New Mexico
August 26, 2015 8:20 am
What’s my bug? Body about 1 inch long, 2 inches w/antennae.
Signature: Susana Murphy
This is a Snowy Tree Cricket, also known as a Thermometer Cricket. Charles Hogue, in his landmark book Insects of the Los Angeles Basin writes that you can tell the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit “if one counts the number of chirps in 13 seconds and adds 40.”