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2011-02-03 13:11:08

Researchers have discovered the 100 million-year-old ancestor of a group of large, carnivorous, cricket-like insects that still live today in southern Asia, northern Indochina and Africa.

2010-11-30 11:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast Corporation, one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services, announced the launch of the world's first 24-7 cricket channel, NEO Cricket, in California, beginning December 1.

2010-10-09 22:21:00

WOOSTER, Ohio, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When The College of Wooster found itself without a football opponent for Homecoming, it created a bit of a sticky wicket, but some quick thinking by Wooster's administrators led to a novel back-up plan.

2010-10-05 09:00:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling all everyday heroes! Cricket, a leading provider of unlimited wireless services, is looking for all Chicagoans who want to make a difference in their communities.

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2010-05-13 13:43:43

UC Riverside biologists say young male crickets grow larger in the presence of sexually mature adult male crickets.

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2010-02-17 12:10:00

Just because cricket moms abandon their eggs before they hatch doesn't mean they don't pass wisdom along to their babies.

2009-09-10 08:52:29

British scientists say they've found some female insects can control the amount of sperm they store in an effort to select the best father for their young. University of Exeter researchers say their findings represent new evidence to explain how some female insects can influence the father of their

2009-09-09 21:36:14

The winning distance in the junior division cricket spitting contest at the Central Wisconsin State Fair in Marshfield, was 9 feet, 11 inches, organizers said. The junior division almost didn't happen, after the 5- to 8-year-olds balked at putting crickets in their mouths -- but contest co-organizer Alanna Feddick changed the order of the contest so the adults would go first, the Marshfield News-Herald reported.

2009-09-08 09:54:21

Scientists have found new evidence to explain how female insects can influence the father of their offspring, even after mating with up to ten males. A team from the University of Exeter has found that female crickets are able to control the amount of sperm that they store from each mate to select the best father for their young.


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Southern Cricket Frog, Acris gryllus
2013-07-26 13:49:45

The Southern Cricket Frog (Acris gryllus) is a small Hylid frog that is native to the Southeastern United States. It's very similar in appearance and habits to the Northern Cricket Frog, Acris crepitans, and was previously conspecific. The scientific name Acris is from the Greek word for locust, and the species name gryllus is Latin for cricket. The Southern Cricket Frog is approximately 0.75 to 1.5 inches. It has a pointed snout. The hind leg is more than half of the body length when...

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2005-09-07 18:59:19

Katydid is the common name of insects belonging to the grasshopper family Tettigoniidae, which contains over 6,800 species. Katydid are also known as "long horned grasshoppers" and "bush crickets." The term "katydid" is used mainly in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. The name "katydid" comes from the sound produced by species of the N. American genus Pterophylla (literally "winged leaf"). The males of katydids have sound-producing (stridulating) organs located on their front wings which in...

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2005-08-25 11:12:07

The Jerusalem cricket (Stenopelmatus) is a genus of large, flightless insects native to western United States, along the Pacific Coast, and south into Mexico. Because of its large, human-like head, it is commonly called the nino de la tierra (Spanish for "child of the earth"), or wó see ts'inii (Navajo for "skull insect"). It is also often called the potato bug, or alternatively the old bald-headed man. Despite their name, Jerusalem crickets are not true crickets. Also, Potato bugs are...

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2005-08-25 09:40:19

The Orthoptera are an order of insects with incomplete metamorphosis, including the grasshoppers, crickets, locusts, and katydids. Many insects in this order produce sound (known as stridulation) by rubbing their wings against each other or their legs, the wings or legs containing rows of corrugated bumps. Their ears, located in the front legs, are interconnected in such a way that they are able to locate each other by sound. Characteristics Orthopterans have two pairs of wings - the...

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Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.