Caroline Gill's Wildlife Record:
Suffolk Horizons (and the World beyond her Window)
Thursday 9 August 2012
Home Patch (26): Visiting Cricket
This cricket must have hopped in to our house during the night. Grasshoppers do not have such long antennae. Crickets rub their wings together when they stridulate while grasshoppers 'sing' by rubbing their legs against their wings. Both species belong to the group known as Orthoptera ('ortho' = rigid and/or straight and 'ptera' = wing in Greek).