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Scientific name: Gryllidae

Common species: House Cricket, Field Cricket

Average size: 0.6-1.0 inches

Commonly found: Near light and warm places

Diet: Dead or decaying insects, smaller insects, will eat almost anything

General characteristics and facts:

  • Male crickets will chirp to attract females in the summer and fall.
  • Field crickets tend to be dark brown or black in color while house crickets are light to medium brown.
  • Adult field crickets die during the winter, but eggs will withstand the cold weather and hatch in the spring.
  • They are most active at night.
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