fall field cricket

(Gryllus pennsylvanicus)

Conservation Status
fall field cricket
Photo by Alfredo Colon
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

NNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

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.

 
     
 

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Habitat
 
 

Undergrowth

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Season

 
 

 

 
     
 

Behavior

 
 

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

 
     
 

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.

 
     
 

Food

 
 

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

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

7, 24, 27, 29, 30, 82.

 
  10/3/2020      
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
 

Order

Orthoptera (grasshoppers, crickets, katydids)  
 

Suborder

Ensifera (long-horned orthoptera)  
  Infraorder Gryllidea (crickets)  
 

Superfamily

Grylloidea  
 

Family

Gryllidae (true crickets)  
 

Subfamily

Gryllinae (field crickets)  
 

Genus

Gryllus  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

 

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

fall field cricket

northern spring field cricket

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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Published on Sep 9, 2013

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Location: Woodbury, Minnesota

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