Field Cricket

field cricketField Cricket

Scientific name: Gryllus species
(Orthoptera: Gryllidae)

Facts: Field crickets are common throughout the State. There are about 900 species of crickets in the world. Only male crickets “chirp”, and there are four types of chirping songs for different purposes. The chirping sound is made by rubbing the left hind leg against the right hind leg. Crickets are omnivorous; they eat many different types of organic matter and they are scavengers. Crickets can carry human disease.

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