Greenhouse Camel Cricket
Status: British Isles non-native species.
Description: Medium sized pink to yellow cricket with reddish-brown markings. Hump-backed appearance and very long legs, antennae and palps. About 50 - 80 spines on the hind tibia. Upturned ovipositor. Only active at night.
Wings: Both sexes wingless.
Stridulation: Does not stridulate and does not have a hearing organ.
Food: Mainly carnivorous, but probably also feeds on tender plants.
Habitat: Native range is Far East (occurrence in Britain is only occurs in heated greenhouses and garden centres. Eeggs are laid in the soil and hatch after 2-4 months).
Phenology: Adults may be found at any time of the year.
Distribution: The records held by the National Biodiversity Network are shown in the map below.
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Colours show the year of the last record -
up to 1987
1998 up to present
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