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Field-crickets are native to Europe, however along the Dutch coast, it is only found on Goeree. It is rare in the Belgium dunes. The species is dark with a round head, long, slim antennae and long 'tails'. Its hearing organ is located in the front legs. Field-crickets live in burrows in dry, sunny locations with short vegetation. In the dunes, pioneer vegetation on wind-blown sand is preferred. The male sings (chirps) in the opening of its burrow. Field-crickets are a threatened species in the Netherlands and is on the Red List for grasshoppers and crickets.


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