One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A chiefly nocturnal cricket with a bird-like warble, native to North Africa and south-western Asia. It has become established in warm buildings throughout Europe.
"Acheta domesticus", family "Gryllidae"
- ‘Females were offered one adult house cricket three times weekly from the time of collection until the production of an egg sac.’
- ‘Several R2-less insect species, such as the European house cricket Acheta domesticus, have no insertion in rDNA.’
- ‘Both species were maintained on a diet of domestic house crickets.’
- ‘Spiders were shipped to Toronto and reared in a reversed 12-h dark / 12-h light cycle on a standardized diet of fruit flies (Drosophila spp.) and house crickets.’
- ‘Here we show that male attractiveness and fighting ability are positively correlated in the house cricket, Acheta domesticus.’
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