Tree cricket

7090.      Thinking it is a praying mantis? Carleton Place, Ontario. Canada

Number 7090. This is a tree cricket, Orthoptera: Gryllidae; subfamily Oecanthinae. The ‘chirps’ of one species are so regular as to be usable for estimating air temperature –  Click here for details. In spite of their dainty appearance, they can give one quite a painful nip!