Brachytrupes portentosus

Species: Brachytrupes portentosus

English Name: Big Head Cricket, Large Brown Cricket

Chinese Name: 台灣大蟋蟀

Family: Gryllidae


This large cricket (about 37-44 mm) is yellowish brown in color, has long antennae, a large, squared head and a stout body. It dig a hole of about 30-60 cm depth where it just go out at night.  Males can produce sound. Usually found at the edge of meadows.

© 2014 Catarina França

© 2014 Catarina França

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– Easton, E. R. (1993). The insects of Macau. Macau: University of Macau Publications Centre.