Foliage of various species of pine, including pitch, scrub, shortleaf, loblolly, and white; also balsam fir.
First adults mid June in the south, early August in the north. In northern localities calling lasts until frost, but it may end earlier in the south. One generation annually.
The pine tree cricket usually is well out of reach in the crowns of pine trees. It is also remarkably difficult to see when it nestles head inward among the needles of its host. The brown anterior blends with the bundle sheaves and the green forewings with the needles.