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tropical house cricket

Gryllodes sigillatus

Description:

Long antennae, large cricket body about an inch long beige color

Habitat:

My driveway

Notes:

Didn't like the flash

1 Species ID Suggestions

julia.mccoey
julia.mccoey 10 years ago
House Cricket
Acheta domesticus House cricket


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3 Comments

Thanks for your detailed explanation. after reviewing the photos, Gryllodes sigillatus seemed like a perfect match. Also, I didn't know how to tell female from male crickets, thanks for the interesting fact! By the way your were right, I believed form the time I first found it that it wasn't native, it just didn't match the other crickets I've seen in the are.

julia.mccoey
julia.mccoey 10 years ago

hmm, it could be this one: Acheta domesticus or this one: Gryllodes sigillatus
Google image them and see which one looks more like yours. I suspect Acheta domesticus.

julia.mccoey
julia.mccoey 10 years ago

It's a female cricket. That stick out the back end is an 'ovipositor', meaning egg-positioner, for putting eggs in soft damp places. I don't know what species, but it looks a little like one of those indian crickets you can buy in boxes to feed pets? hmm

Orange, California, USA

Spotted on Sep 27, 2012
Submitted on Sep 27, 2012

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