fall field cricket

(Gryllus pennsylvanicus)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

fall field cricket

NatureServe

NNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

 

Flight/Season

 

Habitat

Undergrowth

Size

 

 

Identification

 

 
Similar
Species

Spring field cricket (Gryllus veletis) is identical in appearance and the male has the same calling song. The two species can be distinguished in the field only by the date of observation. Spring field cricket overwinters as mid-sized juveniles and matures in mid-May. The population peaks in mid-June. The chirping becomes less frequent in late July, and disappears altogether in early to mid-August. There is very little overlap between the two species.


Food

Plant material including seeds and seedlings, small fruits, dead and dying insects.

 
Life Cycle

Overwinters as eggs and matures in early to mid-August. The population peaks in mid-September. They are killed by heavy frosts in in the fall and are finished off by the first hard freeze in November.

 
Behavior

Individuals chirp mostly at night. When the nights are cold they chirp only during the daytime.


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Taxonomy

Order:

Orthoptera (grasshoppers, crickets, katydids)

 

Suborder:

Ensifera (crickets and katydids)

 

Superfamily:

Grylloidea

 

Family:

Gryllidae (true crickets)

 

Subfamily:

Gryllinae (field crickets)

 
Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

fall field cricket

northern spring field cricket


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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