Acheta domesticus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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    House cricket, Acheta domesticus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Orthoptera: Gryllidae) is globally distributed primarily due to human activity, much like the house fly. This species can be mass produced and resulting adults used for the production of protein, which has gained mass attention for its promise for development of products (e.g. cricket flour) consumed by humans and other animals, including pets. The house cricket is hemimetabolous (incomplete metamorphosis) with an egg, nymph, and adult stage. Completion of the life cycle can vary depending on conditions, but typically two to three months are needed.



    Acheta domesticus
    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Arthropoda
    Class Insecta
    Order Orthoptera
    Family Gryllidae
    Subfamily Gryllinae
    Genus Acheta
    Species A. domesticus
    Author citation (Linnaeus, 1758)
    Common name house cricket