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  Silent Leaf-runner (Metioche vittaticollis)





Silent Leaf-runner | Metioche vittaticollis photo
Silent Leaf-runner

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SILENT LEAF-RUNNER FACTS

Identification
The Silent Leaf-runner is a small cricket. Adult has dark brown body with lighter legs. Nymph is pale colour. They are predatory crickets

Size
10mm

Habitat
shrubs and trees. Sometime attracted to house lights at night

Food
small insects such as planthopper and leafhopper bugs



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Orthoptera
Family:Gryllidae
Genus:Metioche
Species:vittaticollis
Common Name:Silent Leaf-runner