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
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.
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.
Harmful insect. It destroys clothing, fruits, vegetables, etc.
This animal contains long antennae and all above characters hence it is Gryllus.