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common short-tailed cricket

Anurogryllus arboreus

image of Anurogryllus arboreus
Staked burrows, Gainesville, Florida.
Photograph by T.J. Walker, University of Florida.

Each stake is the home borrow of a male. Males often call first at their home burrows. If a male attracts a female, they mate in his burrow, she takes the burrow, and he leaves. If he attracts no female, he nonetheless abandons his home burrow in a few days and each evening first calls from a perch and then searches for females in their burrows.