The Japanese Burrowing Cricket (Velarifictorus micado) is native to Asia but was introduced to the United States, where it was first recorded in 1959, from Alabama (Alexander and Walker 1962). By the mid-1970s, it was widely (if patchily) established in the southeastern states and the District of Columbia (Walker 1977). It is now found from New Jersey south to Florida.
(Alexander and Walker 1962; Walker 1977)
- Alexander, R.D. and T.J. Walker. 1962. Two introduced field crickets new to eastern United States (Orthoptera: Gryllidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 55(1): 90-94.
- Walker, T.J. 1977. Japanese Burrowing Cricket widely established in southeastern United States. The Florida Entomologist 60(4): 308-309.
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