Snowy Tree Cricket

Whats this????
It’s raining outside and we seem to have a green critter with clear wings that has decided to join us and stay warm. We first thought it was a western tree frog because it makes a chirping sound. We then thought it was a grasshopper. It makes beautiful sound. It looks like a green-winged termite. Can you tell us what this is?
Michelle and Rob,
Santa Rosa CA

Hi Michelle and Rob,
What a wonderful photo of a Snowy Tree Cricket, Oecanthus fultone. According to Hogue, these are also called Thermometer Crickets because their song “indicates the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit if one counts the number of chirps in 13 seconds and adds 40.”

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