from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cricket of the genus Œcanthus. The snowy tree-cricket, Œ. niveus, of a delicate greenish-white color, often injures the raspberry by laying its eggs in the young shoots. See Œcanthus.
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Should the snowy tree-cricket become very abundant, it might cause much injury, chiefly by cutting off the leaves, as the ordinary cut-worm serves the stem of
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