Tachycines asynamorous

camel-crickets

Biology

Unlike other crickets, the Camel Cricket does not chirp. It will eat anything, as well as clothes and lace curtains, and are normally found in damp areas such as crawl spaces and basements, attics, and under logs and stones.

The Camel Cricket’s color ranges from tan to dark brown and they measure from 1/2 to 1.5 inches long. They get their name from their humped back. Camel Crickets will become immobile in the presence of strong light. Camel Crickets lay their eggs each spring, producing one generation each year, that hatches around April.

Factoid

The Camel Cricket’s distinctive limbs and antennae serve a double purpose. Typically living in a lightless environment, or active at night, they rely heavily on their sense of touch, which is limited by reach. While they have been known to take up residence in the basements of buildings, many cave crickets live out their entire lives deep inside actual caves. In those habitats they sometimes face long spans of time with insufficient access to nutrients. To avoid starvation, they have been known to devour their own extremities, even though they cannot regenerate limbs. (Factoid Source: wikipedia)

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