They are Orthoptera insects. These are in the O family subfamily of the Gr family. This subfamily contains 9 genera. Summer has company in the chorus of late summer. During the day, at night and in the middle, grass, bushes and trees all make sounds. The apes on the grass will make small clicks and hoarse. Make a loud chi sound. Is the most melodic. Nathaniel Hawthorne once said cricket tri, “If you can hear the moonlight, it sounds like that.” They are called trees because many species wander in them ( It’s hard to find, so BugLady is pleased to see some of them meeting on flowers). It is hard to associate these slim, delicate, lime-green creatures with well-built fields, and some entomologists believe that they are worthy of having their own family. Our local TC is in the Oecanthus genus (“O” is silent and “E” is long), but it used to be a two-point TC.
The tropical kingbird is a fantastic tyrant flycatcher. This bird breeds from southern Arizona and the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, through Central America, South America to the south to central Argentina and eastern Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago. Look for tropical kingbirds on roads and utility lines nearly anywhere in tropical America. In the United States, it is a honestly native lowlander in rural areas and towns, usually close to stable water sources such as ponds and reservoirs. This species often inhabits open electrical wires and often nests in poplar trees in the United States. The tropical kingbird has become a regular fall visitor to the Pacific coast of the United States. Some stray king birds are establish there nearly every year, most of which are immature. The tropical kingbirds sometimes nest near members of the blackbird family (Blackhand family), such as yellow warblers, small waterbirds and small birds, which build nests in colonies. In turn, these tropical black birds usually build nests near bumblebee nests, which deters carnivores, and these birds gather to guide away nest parasites such as cattle and birds. The king bird benefits from such a vigilant neighbor.