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Subfamily Gryllinae in North America north of Mexico

In America north of Mexico, the subfamily Gryllinae includes more than 20 species in 7 genera. Three species, in three genera, were brought to North American from elsewhere: Acheta domesticus (house cricket), Gryllodes sigillatus (tropical house cricket), and Velarifictorus micado (Japanese burrowing cricket). Gryllus (field crickets) is the most widespread and diverse genus. Miogryllus saussurei and M. lineatus (eastern and western striped crickets) resemble small field crickets. Gryllita arizonae (Arizona cricket) is a small, uniform-colored cricket found in southern Arizona and New Mexico. Two species of Anurogryllus (short-tailed crickets) complete the roster.


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Source: Singing Insects of North America

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