All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Field Cricket</strong> - Male
<em>Gryllus assimilis</em>
Even though this is called a "Field" Cricket,I photographed this guy in on the floor in the bathroom at my school, it helps to have a small camera handy at all times! :) The males of th...
Field Cricket - Male
Gryllus assimilis
Even though this is called a "Field" Cricket,I photographed this guy in on the floor in the bathroom at my school, it helps to have a small camera handy at all times! :) The males of these crickets chirp loudly and can become extremely annoying if they get into a building! It is easy to identify the males and females of these insects, the female has 3 "prongs", called cerci, on the end of her abdomen. Females have an ovipositor for laying eggs in the soil. Crickets go through incomplete metamorphosis, the nymphs look like smaller copies of the adults.
Many people get crickets and grasshoppers confused. Crickets are usually flatter and the males "sing".

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