Field Cricket
( Gryllus sp. )


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IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Gryllus sp.
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Name:Field Cricket
Life Stage:N

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Polyneoptera
Order:Orthoptera
Suborder:Ensifera
Family:Gryllidae
Subfamily:Gryllinae
Genus:Gryllus
Taxon Code:ORT00270
ITIS TSN#:657701

LOCATION DETAILS
Location
Norwegian Gulch Trail, New Melones Lake
County:Calaveras County
ECI Site#:CA05180001

RECOGNITION
Field cricket adults are shiny black or brown with long, thin antennae. They vary in body length from 15รป25 mm depending on the species. While both males and females are very similar, females can be identified by the presence of an ovipositor, about 19 mm long, between the cerci at the end of the abdomen. In some species ovipositor length is used to distinguish species.
Body Length
15-30 mm

BIOLOGY

HABITAT

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar

REFERENCES
  • Genus Gryllus - Field Crickets. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/8006). Accessed March 12, 2016. [ IMAGES ]
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System TSN#657701
  • Field Cricket (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_cricket)
  • UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines: Lettuce. (http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/r441300511.html). UC ANR Publication 3450.


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