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Species Neonemobius palustris - Sphagnum Ground Cricket

Tiny cricket found at Tamarack Bog on Sphagnum moss - Neonemobius palustris - male Tiny cricket found at Tamarack Bog on Sphagnum moss - Neonemobius palustris - male Tiny cricket found at Tamarack Bog on Sphagnum moss - Neonemobius palustris - male Neonemobius palustris - female Neonemobius palustris - female Neonemobius palustris - female Neonemobius palustris Neonemobius palustris - male
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 Nemobiinae (Ground Crickets)
Genus Neonemobius (Small Ground Crickets)
Species palustris (Sphagnum Ground Cricket)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Neonemobius palustris (Blatchley 1900)
Range
Manitoba eastward, south to northern Florida.
Habitat
Open sphagnum bogs.
Season
Adults from late July to frost.
Food
Sphagnum moss.
Remarks
Often extremely common in the preferred habitat, but completely absent in adjacent forests/meadows. Can be collected by pressing down on the Sphagnum moss to flood the crickets out from their hiding places.