striped ground cricket

(Allonemobius fasciatus)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed striped ground cricket

NatureServe

NNR - Unranked

Occurrence

 

Flight/Season

 

Habitat

Undergrowth

Size

 


Identification

The head is crossed by five well marked dark stripes.

The wings cover no more than three-fourths of the body.

On the female the ovipositor is longer than the hind femur.

 
Similar
Species

Southern ground cricket (Allonemobius socius) is identical in appearance and the male has the same calling song. The two species can only be distinguished through biochemical analysis. It does not occur in Minnesota.


Food

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

 
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Distribution Distribution Map  

Sources: 7, 70.


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Taxonomy

Order:

Orthoptera (grasshoppers, crickets, katydids)

 

Suborder:

Ensifera (crickets and katydids)

 

Superfamily:

Grylloidea

 

Family:

Gryllidae (true crickets)

 

Subfamily:

Nemobiinae (ground crickets)

 
Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

banded ground cricket

striped ground cricket


 

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

ovipositor

A long needle-like tube on the abdomens of some female insects, used to inject eggs into soil or plant stems.

 

 

 

 

 

       

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