Fall Field Cricket (Gryllus pennsylvanicus)

Fall Field Cricket (Gryllus pennsylvanicus) © psweet (iNaturalist)

Fall Field Crickets live in a wide variety of habitats such as grassy areas, beneath rocks or other objects, and clay badlands. They also inhabit cracks and crevices around homes and other buildings. They will not survive the winter outside so as cold approaches they often seek the warmth inside these buildings.

They have a wide distribution throughout the United States, with a heavier concentration in the mid west and eastern states. However, they are generally not found from NC down through the southern coastal states, Texas and upwards through CA.

Conservation Status

Global: G5


Fall Field Crickets overwinter in the egg stage, hatch in spring, and adults are most commonly seen late summer and fall in most regions.

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