Cricket ID Needed

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Cricket ID Needed

Post by tspuckler » May 12th, 2012, 8:48 am

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Found in the sandhills prairie of IL, there were a lot of these last year.

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Re: Cricket ID Needed

Post by Soopaman » May 12th, 2012, 9:19 am

It reminds me of a weta of sorts, but I have no idea.

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Re: Cricket ID Needed

Post by Jeremy Westerman » May 12th, 2012, 11:44 am

Mormon Cricket Anabrus simplex probably a male as no ovipositor is visible.

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Re: Cricket ID Needed

Post by what » May 13th, 2012, 9:08 am

It is probably just a very dark mormon cricket...but check out this species to be sure: Utabaenetes tanneri.

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Re: Cricket ID Needed

Post by Lizardman1988 » April 11th, 2016, 11:46 pm

That would be Udeopsylla robusta. It can definitely look like U. tanneri, but that species is restricted to a couple dune systems in Utah and Arizona, while U. robusta occurs throughout the Great Plains.

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