Subject: Pennsylvania mystery insect
Location: Newtown Square, PA
July 21, 2017 8:50 am
Hello Daniel,
Thank you for your hard work on this superb site. I raise and breed preying mantids. I found two of these insects on my deck table on 07-19-17 in the full sun. One was dead (natural causes), the other nearly expired. As far as I could tell they were identical. Try as I may with my research references, I cannot ID these guys. I’m very curious. Hope you can solve the mystery.
Signature: John Miller

Two Spotted Tree Cricket

Subject: Pennsylvania mystery solved
July 21, 2017 9:09 am
I just wrote you a note with accompanying hi-def image of a “mystery” bug (actually two of them), discovered yesterday.  A mystery no more.  They are:
Female and male Neoxabea bipunctata.   It’s always great fun to unravel a mystery.
Signature: John Miller

Hi John,
You are correct that this is
Neoxabea bipunctata, a female Two Spotted Tree Cricket.  Your beautiful image is a wonderful addition to our archive.

Location: Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

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