By John Woodward
On summer season nights, the air is usually jam-packed with the sound of crickets chirping. Symbols of excellent success in lots of cultures, crickets reside in gardens around the globe. notable up-close pictures discover the interesting global of crickets, detailing the physique components and day-by-day actions of those noisy bugs.
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It includes both photographs and recordings of their chirping songs, so you can identify them by sight or sound. html An excellent online guide to insect songs, with photographs, sound recordings, and useful maps showing where the insects live. edu/critters/Gryllidae/ This Web site gives interesting information and facts about crickets. asp A Web page about Mormon crickets focusing on the fact that they like to eat each other.
29 Glossary antennae: The “feelers” on the head of grasshopper: An insect related to a an insect, which it uses to feel its way cricket, with the same jumping legs around and to detect smells. but much shorter antennae. camouflage: A type of coloring or shape lenses: See-through structures in the that makes something hard to see eye that focus light to form pictures against its background. in the brain. cannibal: An animal that eats other animals of the same species. cerci: The two hair-like, spiny structures at the end of a cricket’s body.
Crop: On a farm, a plant that is grown in a field so it can be harvested. duet: Two animals or people singing together. fungi: Living things that look a little like plants but feed on the remains of other living things. Mushrooms and toadstools are fungi. 30 ovipositor: The sharp egg-laying tube at the end of the body of a female cricket, or other insect. plague: In connection with insects, a vast number that gather together and often cause serious destruction. predator: An animal that attacks and eats other live animals.