striped ground cricket

(Allonemobius fasciatus)

Conservation Status
striped ground cricket
Photo by Alfredo Colon
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

NNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

The head is crossed by five well marked dark stripes.

The wings cover no more than three-fourths of the body.

On the female the ovipositor is longer than the hind femur.

 
     
 

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Similar Species

 
  Southern ground cricket (Allonemobius socius) is identical in appearance and the male has the same calling song. The two species can only be distinguished through biochemical analysis. It does not occur in Minnesota.  
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Undergrowth

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

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Behavior

 
 

 

 
     
 

Life Cycle

 
 

 

 
     
 

Food

 
 

Plant material including seeds and seedlings, small fruits, dead and dying insects.

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

7, 24, 70.

 
  10/4/2020      
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
 

Order

Orthoptera (grasshoppers, crickets, katydids)  
 

Suborder

Ensifera (long-horned orthoptera)  
  Infraorder Gryllidea (crickets)  
 

Superfamily

Grylloidea  
 

Family

Gryllidae (true crickets)  
 

Subfamily

Nemobiinae (ground crickets)  
 

Genus

Allonemobius  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

 

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

banded ground cricket

striped ground cricket

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

Ovipositor

A long needle-like tube on the abdomens of some female insects, used to inject eggs into soil or plant stems.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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  Alfredo Colon
September 2019

Location: Woodbury, Minnesota

striped ground cricket  
  Calvin Darling
1/23/2018

Location: Moorhead (Oakport), MN, Clay County

I find hundreds in a field down by the river in late summer to early fall

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