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Species Velarifictorus micado - Japanese Burrowing Cricket

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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
Scapsipedus aspersus Chopard 1940, Scapsipedus mikado
Explanation of Names
Velarifictorus micado (Saussure 1877); described from Kagoshima Pref., Japan
Pale transverse band between the eyes(1)

Calls from mouth of its burrow.
native to Asia, adventive in our area; recorded east of Great Plains and south of Great Lakes and New England. Likely introduced originally to Mobile, AL, and perhaps still spreading.
Grassy edges of fields and woods, edges of freshwater wetlands(2)
Life Cycle
1st instar 2nd/3rd instar 4th instar Adults
See Also
Compare: 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.