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Cricket and eggs? - Orocharis saltator - male

Cricket and eggs? - Orocharis saltator - Male
Albertson, New York, USA
August 1, 2010
Size: 3/4 max for the cricket
Found this cricket (it looks like it) in a tree guarding the eggs. At first I thought it could happen, but someone told me that the eggs and the cricket are not related. The eggs could be spider eggs in a spider egg sac. So it is possible that the cricket is looking to eat the eggs.
Does anybody could clear this issue?

I went ahead and linked the Cricket and egg sack
back together. Even though they are in different places (actually partly because) on BugGuide now. Both images mention the Cricket and the eggs sack, so it's nice to be able to click back and forth easily to see what is being discussed.

Moved from Loud-singing Bush Crickets.


Moved from ID Request.

Not related
The cricket is still a nymph (but nearly grown), and it's a male, so it's not possible for it to have eggs yet. I'm not aware of any true crickets spinning silk either. Not sure, maybe this cricket likes newly hatched spiders for dinner??? (if those are spider eggs). Probably it's just a coincidence that the cricket and eggs are together. Anyway, I can tell you that it looks like a Bush Cricket in the genus Orocharis.

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