Desert Jerusalem Cricket
(Order Orthoptera Family Gryllacrididae)
The Jerusalem Cricket is a very large, solid insect. They are brown in colour and have no wings. In
North America they are found in the West, choosing the Pacific Coast habitat. This photograph of a
desert Jerusalem cricket was taken in San Bernardino, California. As nocturnal animals,
they usually spend the day light hours under the protection of rock or loose earth.
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