What do field crickets look like?
- Size: 1/4 - 3/4 inch
- Color: Shiny black
- Body Structure: Stout body, long antennae, large "jumping" hind legs, spike-like ovipositor on female hind end
Characteristics of field crickets
Field cricket eggs spend the winter under soil, hatching in late spring or early summer. Field cricket nymphs develop into adults in about 90 days. Adult field crickets mate in late summer, lay eggs, and then die in the fall when the temperatures become too cold.
When are field crickets most active?
Where can you find field crickets?
Field crickets primarily live outdoors and can be found in lawns, fields, and flower beds as well as near compost piles and other damp areas.
Indoors, field crickets are frequently found in warm, moist areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and laundry rooms.
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