I am found in
North America and
throughout other parts of
the world. During the warm
summer months I am found in
fields, beneath rocks, or under
some other yard debris.
What I eat:
I feed on plants and
sometimes other insects.
What I look like:
I am related to the grasshopper
and the katydid. I am approximately one inch
in length, have great vision and with my
compound eyes can see in many
different directions at once. My wings
are usually too small to allow
me to fly. If I am a male cricket,
I can use my wings to make a chirping song instead.
How I am born:
I go through three stages of development:
egg, nymph and adult. My egg is laid in the soil during the fall. When spring arrives my egg hatches. As a new cricket I look like a small adult. I grow each time I shed my skin (molt). I will live for about one year.