Gryllus assimilis (Fabricius, 1775)

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    Jamaican field cricket, Gryllus assimilis (Fabricius, 1775) (Orthoptera: Gryllidae) is distributed throughout the Caribbean and southern USA. Like other crickets, this species can be viewed as a pest for entering homes and producing a loud mating call that can be quite annoying. This hemimetabolous (incomplete metamorphosis: egg, nymph, adult) can be easily mass-produced in colony and harvested for use as a food or feed product.



    Gryllus assimilis
    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Arthropoda
    Class Insecta
    Order Orthoptera
    Family Gryllidae
    Genus Gryllus
    Species G. assimilis
    Author citation (Fabricius, 1775)
    Common name jamaican field cricket