Field Cricket

Big Black Bug
t’s big, about the size of a big Grasshopper, black, and it was in my family room in Ottawa, Canada. Any idea?
Anonymous User

Dear Anonymous
This is an immature male Field Cricket, Gryllus pennsylvanicus. It ranges throughout North America as far north as Alaska. They seek homes in the autumn to escape the cold. Males sing or chirp. We had one take up residence in the drain of our bathroom sink and lived there for months, singing gayly. Your specimen looks dead. Poor Field Cricket.

Actually, he’s still alive. Once I got him off the sticky paper, he came back to life. He going back outside now that I know it’s not a roach or something. You should have heard my wife scream when she saw him. Thanks for the info.

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