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Forest Cricket

Photo: Courtesy of Damon Ramsey
BSc.(Zool) Biologist Guide

Other Name: King Cricket

  • This family is generally considered the most primative.

  • The family includes the largest crickets of them of all - the 'Wettas' of New Zealand.

  • They are usually seen at night at wetter times of the year.

  • One of the most striking species are the 'Giant Forest Crickets' (Papuaistis and Penvalva spp.).

  • Some species have white patches where their long legs bend upwards, and  locally are  more commonly known as 'white-kneed crickets' (above).

  • These large brown crickets with very long antennae and when disturbed hop about in every direction, usually landing on the person who is most scared of them.

Script: Courtesy of  Damon Ramsey BSc.(Zool) Biologist Guide

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