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Spider Cricket

Amphiacusta sp.

Description:

Also called Cave Cricket. Phalangopsinae are a subfamily of the cricket family Gryllidae. Placement of Phalangopsinae in Gryllidae and of genera in Phalangopsinae is controversial, with the group occasionally being considered a separate family or broken up onto other taxa.

Habitat:

Found worldwide in tropical and subtropical regions. Most species in the subfamily are nocturnal and can be found in rocky areas, near fallen wood, and the understory of forests.

Notes:

Not so deep in a cave near Guaniquilla Lagoon. I saw him with my flashlight in an absolute pitch black area inside the cave. They form part of the diet of the bats that live in that cave ( Greater Bulldog bat ) and some spiders. I saw two of them and they seem clumsy at jumping compared to other crickets.

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emanuelgoyco
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emanuelgoyco

Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Spotted on Feb 11, 2013
Submitted on Feb 11, 2013

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