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Cricket: A very common insect in cities


Cricket is an insect present in various regions of the world (except Antarctica and the North Pole). There are about 900 species of crickets, but what we know is called domestic cricket, whose scientific name is Acheta domesticus.

Main features:

- They have a nightlife habit.

- They are terrestrial insects.

- The most common colors of crickets among the species are: green (various shades), brown and black.

- Most species are between 2 and 3 centimeters long.

Crickets feed on vegetable leaves and young plant tissues.

- They have two long thin antennae.

- It is an orthoptera insect, ie they have straight and leathery upper wings (similar to leather).

- Cricket hearing organs are located on the anterior wings.

- They are recognized at night by the rhythmic singing. This chant is made by the male to attract the female. The sound is made by the friction of the hair on their wings.

- Females lay eggs on dry branches and leaves.

- They make their dwellings (burrowing species) by digging holes in the ground.

Scientific classification

- Kingdom: Animalia

- Phylum: Arthropoda

- Class: Insecta

- Order: Orthoptera

- Suborder: Ensifera

- Infringement: Gryllidea

- Superfamily: Grylloidea

Biological curiosity:

- In some regions of the world, there is a popular belief that attributes luck to finding a cricket indoors. Therefore, in these regions, people do not remove the insect from home.