Gryllodes sigillatus (Walker, F., 1869)


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


Gryllodes sigillatus
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Orthoptera
Family Gryllidae
Genus Gryllodes
Species G. sigillatus
Author citation (Walker, F., 1869)
Common names  
indian house cricket, banded cricket