The Cricket Bug in Autumn

The cricket, is also called Gryllulus in Latin. It is very famous in Asia area, exact China. Certainly, In Japan sometimes they also catch and feed the crickets so that enjoy its tweet with beat. Till now the crickets around the world have 22 subfamilies, 55 families, 595 genera (including 17 fossil genera), about total 4649 subspecies (including 50 fossil species). Normally the cricket will grow up in Autumn. When Autumn is coming, you may listen the chirping on your backyard.


  • Outline of Cricket

The most of the crickets are small and some of subspecies are medium-sized. The crickets’ family is larger than 3 mm in length, and its body color varies greatly, ranging from yellow-brown to black-brown, or from green to yellow, however less uniformity of body colour and the body has no scales. The mouth type of cricket is a downward or front type; the antennae (feeler) is like filaments and longer than body length; The antenna segment is mostly round shaped and narrow or equal to its frontal process; a few groups are long shield shaped, larger, wider than frontal process. Their compound eyes are larger, usually 1/4 to 1/2 of the head length; ocellus eyes are usually 3, arranged in an inverted triangle or linear pattern; middle ocellus eyes are located on the back of the head, face or top of the frontal process.


  • Head and legs

The head is round, the chest is wide, and the antenna is slender. Some big jaws are strong with chewing mouth-parts, stronger for biting. Each foot has 3 pairs of tarsus, the foreleg and the middle leg are similar and equal in length, and stronger back-legs with good leap.


  • Wings of Cricket

Wings lie flat on the body and vary greatly in size between species, with some crickets having smaller wings and others missing. The front wing is made of hard chitin and serves as a protective shield for the soft parts of the body, while the male carries the vocal organs for the production of sound.

Habitat of the Cricket Bug

The crickets live in almost all environments. They are distributed in fields and grasslands, trees and shrubs, forests, swamps, and even in caves, beaches, ant hills and underground. The cricket also lives in the roadside, in the garden, and even in our house as brick hole and cracks in brick wall.



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