unintended import, the house
cricket is more often heard than seen. They are pests when loose
in the house, since they eat paper and other natural fibers. Some
people raise crickets as live food for some pets. Others use them
This view gives
a view of the
underside of a cricket. In some societies, having a cricket in
the house, in a cage, brings good luck.
This is a female cricket. She has lost one jumping leg, and part of an antenna. The ovipositor on the end of he abdomen is used to insert eggs into the soil.
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