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Cricket 02 - Allonemobius socius - male - female

Cricket 02 - Allonemobius socius - Male Female
Rotonda West, Charlotte County, Florida, USA
June 12, 2011
Size: 12 mm
Two females collected at UV light.

Moved tentatively
Moved from Robust Ground Crickets.

I've confirmed genus and agree this is most likely A. socius based on location.


Ground Crickets of subfamily Nemobiinae
From what I can see, this looks like a species of "Robust Ground Cricket" - genus Allonemobius. The most likely in your area is probably the 'Southern Ground Cricket' - A. socius, or perhaps 'Fulton's Ground Cricket' - A. fultoni (the second one I don't actually know what looks like yet, and it may not be as far south as Charlotte County). I might not even be correct about the genus, but I think I am.

Oh - the one on the left (view of top) is a male. His wings are long and mimic the female ovipositor somewhat. Both of these are well-endowed for flight.

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