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Phylum Arthropoda > Class Insecta
Shore cricket
Family Gryllidae
updated Nov 2019
Where seen? This tiny cricket is sometimes seen on some of our shores. On rocky shores near the mid- to high-water mark, and sandy areas nearby. Usually more active at night.

Features: Body about 1cm long. A fat bodied insect with long back legs and very long antennae. Usually crawls slowly and only hops to escape predators. The Marine spider (Desis martensi) has been seen preying on these crickets.

East Coast, Aug 09

St John's Island, Oct 11

Caught by a Marine spider.
Kusu Island, Apr 08

Shore crickets on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

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