GRYLLUS (CRICKET)

CLASSIFICATION OF GRYLLUS (CRICKET)

KINGDOM :- ANIMALIA (Multicellular eukaryotic organisms)

PHYLUM :- ARTHROPODA (Jointed appendages.)

CLASS :- INSECTA (3 pairs of legs.)

ORDER :-   ORTHOPTERA (Straight wings.)

FAMILY :- GRYLLIDAE (Wings develop externally. )

GENUS :- Gryllus

GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION

  • It is found in India, Srilanka, Myanmar, Asia, Europe, U.K., U.S.A. and Canada.

HABIT AND HABITAT

  • Gryllus is commonly found during rainy seasons under walls and crevices in kitchens. It is omnivorous.

GRYLLUS (CRICKET) DIAGRAM, ATHROPODA

GENERAL CHARACTERSTICS OF GRYLLUS (CRICKET)

  • Commonly called as cricket.
  • It is a solitary insect differing from locust and grasshopper in having longer antennae.
  • It betrays its presence by the familiar, monotonous and intensely shrill chirping. The male cricket chirps by rubbing its front wings together during courtship.
  • Body is divisible into head, thorax and abdomen. 
  • Head has eyes and antennae. 
  • Thorax contains wings and 3 pairs of walking legs.
  • Last abdominal segment contains a pair of anal cerci. 
  • Wings are exopterygotes. 
  • Female has a long ovipositor, which serves for depositing the eggs in soil.
GRYLLUS (CRICKET) ATHROPODA

ECONOMIC STATUS

  • Harmful insect. It destroys clothing, fruits, vegetables, etc.

IDENTIFICATION

  • This animal contains long antennae and all above characters hence it is Gryllus.

GRYLLUS (CRICKET) ATHROPODA
GRYLLUS (CRICKET) ATHROPODA
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