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Family: Gryllidae (crickets)

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Phylum: Arthopoda > Mandibulata > Atelocerata > Panhexapoda > Hexapoda > Insecta (insects) > Dicondyla > Pterygota > Metapterygota > Neoptera > Polyneoptera > Anartioptera > Orthopterida > Orthoptera

Unidentified field cricket (subfamily Gryllinae) from Cedarberg.

Tree cricket Oecanthus sp. (subfamily Oecanthinae)

The common cricket that comes indoors and calls loudly from behind such places as the fridge is called Gryllus bimaculatus. Tree crickets are found mainly on plants where they prey on small insects such as aphids.

Text and photos by Hamish Robertson


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