Subject: Weevil-like head, mantid body
Location: Johnsville, KY
August 22, 2017 5:02 pm
I can’t seem to find this beastie online or in my tiny book. I’m in northern Kentucky, bracken county, which is mostly wooded limestone hills and hollers. I found it in the inside of a barn door at dusk. Temp approx. 76 F. It never moved but eventually fell off the door. I’m not good at estimating but id say it was about two inches long.
Signature: To Mr. Adams’ Science Classes
Dear Mr. Adams’ Science Classes,
This is a female Two Spotted Tree Cricket, Neoxabea bipunctata. According to BugGuide: “Two-spotted Tree Cricket, can be found on a wide variety of vegetation including (but not restricted to): Grapevine, Sunflower, Maple Tree, White Pine Tree, Apple Tree, Post Oak Tree. They are generally high on tall plants or in trees.”