Tropical house cricket, Indian house cricket, or decorated cricket, Gryllodes sigillatus (Walker, F., 1869) (Orthoptera: Gryllidae) is a hemimetabolous (incomplete metamorphosis with egg, nymph and adult stages) is distributed throughout the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. Adults of this species are considered a pest by those where the cricket has moved in uninvited. However, like many insects discussed in the book of Van Huis and Tomberlin (2017), mass-production of this species in culture can result in a product of high value. Resulting adults can be processed to produce flour or other products of human value.
- Van Huis, A. and Tomberlin, J.K. (eds.), 2017. Insects as food and feed: from production to consumption. Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, the Netherlands
|Author citation||(Walker, F., 1869)|
|indian house cricket, banded cricket|