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Crickets’ ears are located on the knees of their front legs.

Crickets can see different directions at the same time.

Crickets in the wild have a life span of less than a year.


Female crickets do not chirp.

A male generates the chirp sound when he raises his left forewing and rubs it against the upper edge of his right forewing.

Can you tell the temparature by counting a cricket's chirps?

Yes! The higher the temperature the more chirps a minute a cricket generates. When the temperature is 52 Fahrenheit, crickets chirp about 60 times a minute.

You can predict the temperature by counting the number of chirps: follow the following equation:

The number of chirps in 15 seconds + 37 = the temperature in Fahrenheit.

Types of Chirping

Love's in the Air! There are two romantic songs of a male Cricket: a calling song (the louder one) is when the male is trying to attract females and repel males; a courting song is when the female is nearby and the romance has begun!

Besides the romantic chirps, the other two chirps of a cricket are the following: when two males aggressively encounter each other and when the cricket is sensing danger.

Crickets spend their days hiding in the grass or under stones or logs and come out to sing when night falls. It could be a species of cricket, a pale green or whitish insect whose chirping rate is related to temperature. The hotter the weather gets, the faster this little cricket chirps.

If you've ever wondered why crickets and grasshoppers make so much noise? They are sending messages to other members of its species. Just like lions roar, and birds sing and chirp to each other.

Since grasshoppers and crickets spend most of their time hidden in the grass or under leaves, they rarely see one another. For these isnects, sound is one of the easiest ways to stay in touch. z

Male grasshoppers use song to stake out their territories and keep other males away. By Far, the most important song is in mating.

With most cricket and grasshopper species, it is the males who have the job of finding and attractiing a mate. Every species sings a different song, and females respond to the songs of their own species.

Reference from: "A True Book" Crickets and Grasshopper, Ann Squire



Crickets and Grasshopers are part of the insect group called; "Orthoptera" which comes from the Greek words orthos (straight) and pteron (win)

They sing and chirp, and they can jump incredible distances, with thier oversized, muscular legs. If you could jump as high and as far as a grasshopper can for its size, you would be able to leap 300 feet (91 meters) in the air or travel 500 feet (152 meters) in a single hop.

Crickets and grasshoppers are also known for their loud songs, which fill the air on summer nights. But chirping orthopterans aren't really singing. The make thier distinctive sounds by rubbing their wings together, or by scraping a hind leg against one wing, an activity called stridulation.

All orthopetrans have mouthparts that are specialized for chewing. Most species eat leaves, grasses, and other plant parts. Some, like the desert locust, are major plant pests. Swarms of these hungry insects have been known to eat 3,000 tons (6 million pounds or 2 million kilograms) of green plants in a single day. Thats about the same wieght as five hundred full-grown African elephants.

Hopping and singing are two activites all orthopterans have in common. There are some big differences among species as well.

There are five distinct groups (called families) within the order Orthopetra. One family includes the hungry grasshoppers and locusts. These insects can be recognized by their short antennae. In fact, members of this group are usually called short horned grasshoppers.

They produce sounds by rubbing a row of pegs on thier hind legs against their forewings. They "hear" through a membrane called a tympanum, which is located on the abdomen. Short horned grasshoppers and locusts are usually diurnal (active during the day).


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