A Humble Gryllus

Field crickets were a part of my childhood in South Africa, more likely to be found in the home than cockroaches. So seeing them in the terrain of Dinosaur Provincial Park in southern Alberta brought with it some aching nostalgia. There are a lot of fascinating orthopterans in S.A., so it is a bit odd that the humble and ordinary female field cricket should bring back those memories.

Dinosaur Provincial Park Field Cricket

Order Orthoptera, Family Gryllidae, a Field Cricket (Gryllus sp.)

This was photographed at the end of the Day in the Life

(Photographed live in Dinosaur Provincial Park, 30 May, 2012. Canon 5D Mk II, Canon EF 100mm f2.8 macro lens, diffused Sigma EF-530 DG.flash. ISO 100, F16 @ 1/200 sec.)


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