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Cave Cricket?
Hi again,
My students and I went on an overnight camp in a gravel pit and they found this "little" guy there. It was really huge for a cricket! We think it might be a cave cricket can you confirm this for us? (Saskatchewan, Canada)
Thanks,
Andre

Hi Andre,
We thought this looked like a Mormon Cricket, Anabrus simplex, but we checked with Eric Eaton before responding. Here is what he has to add: “Yeah, looks like SOMETHING in the genus Anabrus anyway (there are more species than just the Mormon “cricket.”) These insects are actually large, wingless katydids, not true crickets. “

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