Status: British Isles non-native species.
Description: Greyish brown cricket with two dark bars across the head, and cerci no longer than the ovipositor.
Stridulation: Regular, shrill chirp.
Food: Omnivorous, feeding on a wide range of animal and vegetable matter.
Habitat: Few outdoor records; mostly confined to domestic houses and other premises.
Phenology: Lives in artificial conditions and lacks seasonality or diapause.
Distribution: The records held by the National Biodiversity Network are shown in the map below.
Terms & conditions
Colours show the year of the last record -
up to 1987
1998 up to present
Only Recording Scheme datasets are included. Other datasets on the Gateway may hold additional information.Open interactive map for all datasets in new window