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House Cricket

House Cricket

House Cricket: Acheta domesticus

  • Habitat: Can be found throughout the year usually in houses or buildings and also like to live in garbage dumps.
  • Size: 16-21mm
  • Predators/Prey: House crickets are prey for many other animals, including amphibians, reptiles, birds, spiders, and other insects. They like to eat decaying plants or other small insects like mosquitoes.
  • Population: Life span 30-40 days
  • Interesting facts: Male crickets make sounds by rubbing their wings together. It sounds like a series of chirps. In China during the Sung Dynasty (960-1279AD) they use to have cricket fighting competitions and they were referred to as little warriors.

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This is the original scanning electron microscope (SEM) image before it was colorized.

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Cricket

This is the original scanning electron microscope (SEM) image before it was colorized.

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