Jiminy Cricket

iPhoneOgraphy – 09 Mar 2016 (Day 69/366)

Acheta domesticus, commonly called the house cricket, is a cricket most likely native to Southwestern Asia, but has spread worldwide. They are commercially bred as food for pets such as amphibians, arthropods, birds, and reptiles, but can be kept as pets themselves, as has been the case in China and Japan.

The house cricket is typically gray or brownish in color, growing to 16–21 millimetres (0.63–0.83 in) in length. Males and females look similar, but females will have an ovipositor emerging from the rear, around 12 millimetres (0.47 in) long. The ovipositor is brown-black, and is surrounded by two appendages. On females, the cerci are also more prominent.

House crickets take two to three months to complete their life cycle at 80 to 90 °F. They have no special overwintering stage, but can survive cold weather in and around buildings, and in dumps where heat from fermentation may sustain them. Eggs are deposited in whatever damp substrate is available. Juveniles resemble the adults except for being smaller and wingless.

Shot & Edited using iPhone 6+  

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Posted on March 9, 2016, in iPhoneOgraphy 366, Photography and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. That is a brilliant shot and shows what phones are capable of today! Amazing!

    I find it so weird to think about the short time these animals spent on earth before they day.

    Thank you for sharing 🙂

    Kind regards,

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  2. The shot is really inspiring

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  3. What an intriguing looking cricket.

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  4. I have to say that you take some fab photos with an iPhone. Really great work.

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  5. Spectacular, great shot 👏🏻

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  6. WOW! what nice detail and composition in this shot!

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  7. Sick! Love your insect shots;
    they kinda look creepy & beautiful at the same time😀

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