University of Kentucky Department of Entomology

Mystery Bug Answers

Mystery Picture #34

Mystery Picture #34

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I chirp like my cousin Jiminy by rubbing my wings together. While he lives on the ground, my brothers, sisters, cousins, and I live in trees and feed on leaves. As a group, we are responsible for most of the chirping you hear on a summer night. Did you guess my name? I am a Tree Cricket.


I have sucking mouthparts that I use to feed on plant sap. I hop (and fly) from tree to tree, which helps to give me my common name: Treehopper. Our eggs are laid in slits that are cut into twigs and ends of branches.

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