Domain: Eukarya
    Kingdom: Animalia
        Phylum: Arthropoda
            Class: Insecta
                Order: Orthoptera
                    Family: Gryllidae
                        Genus: Oecanthus
Species: Oecanthus fultoni
  Oecanthus fultoni
's common name is the snowy tree cricket. They are also widely known as the thermometer cricket. Oecanthus means tree cricket and fultoni is named after B.B. Fulton (Walker 1962).


Domain: Eukarya- Eukaryotic cells have a membrane-bound nucleus and membrane-bound structures called organelles: mitochondria or chloroplast. The main functions for these organelles are metabolism and energy conversion.

Kingdom: Animalia- All members of Animalia are multicellular, lack a cell wall and are hetertrophs, meaning they cannot synthesize their own food.

Phylum: Arthropoda- They have paired jointed appendages which are indicative of this phylum. They also have an exoskeleton that is distinctive of Arthropoda.

Class: Insecta- They are in the class Insecta because they have 3 pairs of appendages. They also have fused tagmata separated into three sections: head, thorax and abdomen.

Order: Orthoptera- The order of Orthoptera includes crickets, grasshoppers, and katydids (BugGuide 2013). The snowy tree cricket is in this order because it has two pairs of wings and hind legs for jumping.

Family: Gryllidae- They are in the family Gryllidae, also known as the true crickets, because of their long antennae (BugGuide 2013).  

Genus: Oecanthus- The snowy tree cricket is in the genus Oecanthus, which literally means tree cricket, because they are often seen and reside in trees (Walker 1962).

Species: Oecanthus fultoni is named after B.B. Fulton who discovered the snowy tree cricket (Walker 1962).

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