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Species Velarifictorus micado - Japanese Burrowing Cricket

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Ensifera (Long-horned Orthoptera)
Infraorder Gryllidea (Crickets)
Family Gryllidae (True Crickets)
Subfamily Gryllinae (Field Crickets)
Genus Velarifictorus
Species micado (Japanese Burrowing Cricket)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Current Taxon: Velarifictorus micado (Saussure, 1877). Described from Sakashita-ana Cave, Kawanobe-cho, Kagoshima Pref., Japan
Junior synonyms listed at OSF:
Scapsipedus aspersus Chopard, 1940
Scapsipedus mikado Furukawa, 1935
Identification
Pale transverse band between the eyes (1)

Calls from mouth of its burrow.
Range
Eastern United States; east of Great Plains and south of Great Lakes and New England. Introduced from Asia, likely originally to Mobile, Alabama area, and perhaps still spreading.
Habitat
Grassy edges of fields and woods, edges of freshwater wetlands (2)
Life Cycle
1st instar

2nd/3rd instar

4th instar

Adult males and females
See Also
Compare Miogryllus:

V. micado----------------Miogryllus saussurei
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Singing Insects of North America
2.Guide to Night-Singing Insects of the Northeast
Michael DiGiorgio & John Himmelman. 2009. Stackpole Books.