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  Black Field Cricket (Teleogryllus commodus)





Black Field Cricket | Teleogryllus commodus photo
immature Black Field Cricket

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BLACK FIELD CRICKET FACTS

Identification
The Black Field Cricket is jet black. During the day, it hides in vegetation or cracks in the soil and comes out at night to feed, The males sings at night making a sound by rubbing his wings together.

Size
2cm - 4cm

Habitat
urban areas, forests and heath.

Food
decaying plant material and insect remains

Breeding
The Black Field Cricket female lays about 2,000 eggs during her short life span of only a few months.

Range
throughout Australia.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Orthoptera
Family:Gryllidae
Genus:Teleogryllus
Species:commodus
Common Name:Black Field Cricket