Animalia > Arthropoda > Insecta > Orthoptera > Grylloidea > Gryllidae > Gryllus > Gryllus campestris

Gryllus campestris (Field Cricket)

Synonyms: Acheta campestris; Acheta hybrida; Gryllus campestris caudata; Gryllus campestris f. caudata; Gryllus cephalotes; Liogryllus campestris; Liogryllus campestris f. caudata
Language: French; German

Wikipedia Abstract

Gryllus campestris is one of many crickets known as field crickets. These flightless dark colored insects are comparatively large; the males range from 19 to 23 mm and the females from 17 to 22 mm.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Adolfsburg - Bornberg - Sülzenberg 366 Germany  
Am Schwertstein - Himmelsgrund 2740 Germany  
Basse vallée du Geer (Bassenge; Juprelle; Oupeye; Visé) 1445 Belgium  
Bassin de la Marche (Chiny; Florenville; Meix-devant-Virton) 6061 Belgium  
Baumbusch bei Medelsheim 988 Germany  
Bickenalbtal 712 Germany  
Bliesaue zwischen Blieskastel und Bliesdalheim 492 Germany  
Bottendorfer Hügel 329 Germany  
Brahmeaue 252 Germany  
Closenbruch 203 Germany  
Dickkopf - Bendeleber Forst - NSG Gatterberge 3030 Germany  
Dohlenstein und Pfaffenberg 220 Germany  
Elstertal zwischen Greiz und Wünschendorf 3959 Germany  
Geba-Triften - Diesburg 4240 Germany  
Großer Gleisberg - Jenzig 2006 Germany  
Hohe Schrecke - Finne 14164 Germany  
Isserstedter Holz - Mühltal - Windknollen 1999 Germany  
Jägersburger Wald und Königsbruch bei Homburg 1599 Germany  
Kaninchenberge 257 Germany  
Kernberge - Wöllmisse 5053 Germany  
Kyffhäuser - Badraer Schweiz - Solwiesen 8357 Germany  
Leutratal - Cospoth - Schießplatz Rothenstein 4258 Germany  
Muschelkalkgebiet bei Gersheim und Blieskastel 4053 Germany  
Muschelkalkhänge bei Bebelsheim u. Wittersheim 351 Germany  
NSG Magerrasen bei Emstadt und Itzaue 215 Germany  
NSG Schenkenberg 128 Germany  
Saaletal zwischen Hohenwarte und Saalfeld 1838 Germany  
Schlechtsarter Schweiz 1310 Germany  
Tautenburger Forst - Hohe Lehde - Gleistalhänge 2718 Germany  
Trockenhang am Halsberg 79 Germany  
Trockenrasen-Komplex nordöstlich Herrnschwende 521 Germany  
Umgebung Böckweiler (westl.) 128 Germany  
Umgebung Gräfinthal 131 Germany  
Warndt 12595 Germany  
Weidatal 556 Germany  
Werra bis Treffurt mit Zuflüssen 5585 Germany  
Werrahänge von Frankenroda bis Falken 1406 Germany  
Wiesen im Grabfeld 820 Germany  
Wiesenlandschaft bei Überroth 734 Germany  
Wolferskopf 1025 Germany  
Zechsteinriffe in der Orlasenke und Döbritzer Schweiz 1107 Germany  
Zeitzer Forst 1040 Germany  
zw. Bliesdalheim und Herbitzheim 279 Germany  

Prey / Diet

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Conocephalus dorsalis (Short-winged Conehead)1
Coscinia cribraria (Speckled Footman)1
Decticus verrucivorus (British wart-biter)1


Coracias garrulus (European Roller)[2]
Lanius excubitor (Northern Shrike)[3]


Parasitized by 
Binema medinae <Unverified Name>[4]
Neyraiella neyrai <Unverified Name>[4]


Europe (Northern Europe, Middle Europe, Southwestern Europe, Southeastern Europe, East Europe); Africa (Northern Africa); Asia-Temperate (Western Asia); Europe(Northern Europe, Middle Europe, Southwestern Europe, Southeastern Europe, East Europe); Asia-Temperate(Western Asia); Type locality: Asia-Tropical, Malesia, [Indonesia];



Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2Sosnowski, J., & Chmielewski, S. (1996). Breeding biology of the roller Coracias garrulus in Puszcza Pilicka forest (Central Poland). Acta ornithologica, 31(2), 119-131.
3Diet composition and spatial patterns of food caching in wintering Great Grey Shrikes (Lanius excubitor) in Bulgaria, BORIS P. NIKOLOV, NIKOLAY D. KODZHABASHEV and VASSIL V. POPOV, BIOLOGICAL LETT. 2004, 41(2): 119-133
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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