Gryllus pennsylvanicus

Fall Field Cricket / Pennsylvania Field Cricket


Gryllus pennsylvanicus, Pennsylvania Field Cricket, Family Gryllidae

 

Family: Gryllidae

Subfamily: Gryllinae

Length: 17 - 22 mm

 

Despite the mention of Pennsylvania in the common and scientific names, this species ranges widely over North America, from southern Canada through most of the United States and southward into Mexico. In the southeastern United States it is replaced by other species ofGryllus. All told there are sixteen Nearctic species in the genus.

Gryllus pennsylvanicus, Pennsylvania Field Cricket photo from Saskatchewan

Photo data: 14 October 2005, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Dorchester County, Maryland (upper photo). 24 August 2012, Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan (lower photo).