Sightings – Grasshoppers & Crickets

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 9/12/09

Observation Time: 11:15 a.m.

Observation Location: Gavins Pond Dam

Common Name: Carolina Locust

Scientific Name: Dissosteira carolina

Comments: Diagnostic pronotum ridge is clearly visible in the photo.

More Information: e-Nature.com

Carolina Locust

Observer: Richard Mandell

Observation Date: 8/15/16

Observation Location: Mountain Street

Common Name: Katydid

Scientific Name: Microcentrum rhombifolium

Comments: You might recognize the sounds in this recording of katydids chirping in late summer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob2rEjRz-RM

More Information: Wikipedia

katydid

 

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 9/26/12

Observation Time: 1:35 p.m.

Observation Location: Gavins Pond Road (bridge near soccer fields)

Common Name: Tree Cricket

Scientific Name: Oecanthus spp.

Comments: The tree cricket is also known as poor man’s thermometer. It is because if you count the number of chirps in 15 seconds and add 37 you get the temperature close to the Fahrenheit temperature outdoors.

More Information: Wikipedia

Tree Cricket

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 8/11/13

Observation Time: 4:45 p.m.

Observation Location: Gavins Pond Dam

Common Name: Two-striped Grasshopper

Scientific Name: Melanoplus bivittatus

Comments: This grasshopper is named for the two stripes that run down its back. It is a common agricultural pest.

More Information: Wikipedia

Two-striped Grasshopper