Sword-tail Cricket

Trigonidium (?)

Trigonidium, Gryllidae from Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed at Sego Safari Lodge, upper Kerio Valley, Kenya. December 2014.

This odd-looking cricket was found at night and is presumably nocturnal as are most cricket speciess. It is a female as evidenced by the long ovipositor from the posterior of the abdomen. The common name also arrises from this structure.

Gryllidae -- Cricket Family

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Kenya Natural History

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