Facts related to Crickets

Cricket Insects:

Our planet has about 900 different species of crickets. They all come with a short existence and cannot live more than a year. The word “cricket” comes from the Old French word “croquet”, and refers to the cricket’s song—people once thought that those repeated chirps sounded like “criquet … criquet … criquet.

Crickets are said to have compound eyes and great vision. Their eyes enable them to look in different directions at one time. Crickets are known for their musical chirping sounds. But only male crickets chirp. Some species of crickets are mute. Cricket’s chirp might be helpful in knowing the temperature outside, as crickets tend to chirp more when it is hotter outside. Crickets have membranous hind wings. Membranous wings are easily foldable when not in use. Still there are some species that can’t fly at all. Crickets have highly sensitive ears located right under the knees, on their front legs. Just a millimeter long or so, cricket’s ears are one of the tiniest of any animal in the world. Male crickets are known for their chivalric attitude for their female partners who are carrying their eggs. They would protect their females, even at the expense of their own lives. Crickets use their long antennas to find their food and to detect any danger.

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