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Oecanthus fultoni, or the North American Snowy Tree Cricket benefits from its green coloring by blending into its surroundings. This cricket is set apart from other, however, in that it is sometime called the thermometer cricket. It is said that the temperature can be measured by entering the number of chirps of this cricket into a mathematical formula.

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Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, www.ipmimages.org

 

Encyclopedia of Insects

By Vincet H. Resh and Ring T. Carde