striped ground cricket

(Allonemobius fasciatus)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not listed

striped ground cricket

NatureServe

NNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

 

Flight/Season

 

Habitat

Undergrowth

Size

 

Photo by Alfredo Colon
 
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.

 
Life Cycle

 

 
Behavior

 

 
Distribution Distribution Map  

Sources: 7, 24, 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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Calvin Darling
       

I find hundreds in a field down by the river in late summer to early fall

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Alfredo Colon
September 2019

Location: Woodbury, Minnesota

striped ground cricket


Calvin Darling
1/23/2018

Location: Moorhead (Oakport), MN, Clay County

I find hundreds in a field down by the river in late summer to early fall

striped ground cricket


     
     
 
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