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Field Cricket


Gryllus cricket photo © by Mike Plagens

Adult male as evidenced by the fully developed wings folded over the dorsum. In ponderosa woodland near Washington Park, Gila Co., Arizona. 17 July 2016.

Gryllidae -- Cricket Family

Field crickets are the evening songsters that delight children and naturalists through much of the temperate world. Moist, wooded areas in Arizona are home to a number, in deed an unknown number, of Gryllus species. Part of the issue is that the best way to distinguish the species is by analyzing the songs' rhythm and melody - traits that are lost in dried specimens as well as photographs. Genetic and audio analysis is now being applied by taxonomists to help sort out the species. Field crickets are omnivorous, taking all sorts of food items.

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Female Gryllus has short wings:

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