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Black Field Cricket

Eggs are laid in moist soil from February to May, and nymphs (immature adults) emerge from November to January. Adults appear from February and live for two or three months inhabiting cracks in the soil and emerging to feed on the leaves of the grasses. They take the closest plants first and as a result a bare patch around their home is very evident. They are visible throughout the day and move quickly when disturbed by foot traffic.