Tropical House Cricket - Gryllodes sigillatus |

Long Beach. Male
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Tropical House Cricket (Gryllodes sigillatus)

Arthropoda > Insecta > Orthoptera > Gryllidae

Occurs throughout the Southern United States from Florida to coastal Southern California. Distinguished from similar species by its very short wings (or absent completely in females) leaving at least half the abdomen exposed, but long-winged forms similar to the House Cricket Acheta domesticus may exist very rarely. In such cases, note the small space between the antennae in the Tropical House Cricket (about equal to the width of the basal antennae segment); this space is much wider in the House Cricket.

1. Singing Insects of North America

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